Ötzi the Iceman: The Neolithic Ice Mummy

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.

Revising the Neanderthal Story

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.

The Picts

History Extra | 4 July 2020 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gordon Noble and Nicholas Evans about their book The King in the North. Blends history and archaeology to discuss insights from Aberdeen University’s Northern Picts Project on first millennium AD Scotland.

The Greatest Human Journey

The Insight | 20 September 2018 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the expansion of Polynesian people across the Pacific, exploring the sometimes contradictory evidence from language, archaeology, foods and genetics about where they came from.