Tides of History | 12 November 2020 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores what science has allowed us to learn about the life and final days and hours of Ötzi, the man who died five thousand years ago, more than 10,000 feet high in the Alps of northern Italy.
Many Minds | 28 October 2020 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rebecca Wragg Sykes about her book Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art. Discusses the new picture of Neanderthals emerging from the latest archaeological research. Covers where they lived, what they ate, the tools and clothing they made, their cognitive sophistication, aesthetics, and reasons to believe that pathogens carried by humans may have played a role in the demise of the Neanderthals.