Tides of History | 24 June 2021 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Anthony discussing the Yamnaya and the prehistoric steppe, what ancient DNA can tell us about these past societies, and why they still matter 5000 years later. Draws on his magisterial book The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World and updates for the progress since made with ancient DNA.
If you like this you might like to also listen to David Anthony: The Origin of Indo-Europeans.
Tides of History | 31 December 2020 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Bellwood exploring the relationship between agriculture, migration, and the distribution of today’s most prominent language families. Explains how farming led to population growth and movements of people that still shape our world today.
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.
Tides of History | 17 September 2020 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Greger Larson about the application of genetic science to build a more nuanced view of the domestication of animals. Discusses the evidence that animal domestication was much less of a human-directed process than commonly supposed.
Tides of History | 11 June 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Valerie Hansen about her book The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World – and Globalization Began. Discusses how, from around the year 1000, merchants, explorers, and missionaries first linked the world together from Newfoundland to China. Trade goods, people, and above all ideas flowed across a rich assortment of routes, connecting previously distant places into a single unit.
Tides of History | 27 August 2020 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with John Hawks about paleoanthropology, archaic humans, genomics, and whether the concept of different human species even makes sense. We differ from each other genetically by one base pair in one thousand; to Neanderthals by 1.5 base pairs in a thousand; and to chimpanzees by 20 base pairs in a thousand.
Tides of History | 28 May 2020 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Zach Carter about his book The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes. Discusses the life and legacy of one of the most important figures of the 20th century, creating the economic structures and ideas that defined the Second World War and its aftermath.