Where did the Nazca Lines come from? Who built Stonehenge, and what secrets lie concealed within Egypt's pyramids? To find out, join the Naked Archaeologists as they undress the past...
Landscapes: Drainage, Plants and Palaces
We're back! And this month we start by taking a tour of the terribly glamorous ditches in East Anglia. Yes, the whole landscape is one giant piece of drainage archaeology! Plus, we talk about a Roman gladiatorial school, an Iron Age road, Australopithecus sediba and Acheulian tools. And in Backyard Archaeology Tom Birch hops over to Andalucia, where he and his mic just happen to find a rather large palace... Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Annual Round-Up of Archaeology
This month we return to some of the moist enjoyable archaeological interviews recorded this year. There's everything from alien donkeys, to Pompeiian poo, speared boxes and not-so-recent neanderthals! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Bayesian Prehistory, Surface Metals and Sea Defenses
This month: how a neat piece of statistical analysis has led to the construction of a prehistoric history; how satellites have revealed some hidden Egyptian pyramids; how autism could have been selected for amongst early humans; and how metals collected from the surface of the Greek island of Kythira can yield information about the people who forged them. Plus, in Backyard Archaeology, Tom takes us to the sea to explore several rather artistic lumps of concrete. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Detailed Science of Dating, Data and Ceramics
This month: the most recent Neanderthals in the Caucasus, the science of ceramic petrology, the truth about 'The Anthropocene' and Syrian hunting traps. Plus, in Backyard Archaeology we explore the uses of the National Monument and Historical Environment Records. Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Dam Busting, Ancient Archaeologists and Iron Age Fort Raids
Researchers re-create the experiments carried out by Barnes Wallis on the bouncing bomb; we discuss the Texan pre-Clovis finds; the Nichoria bone earns its place at multiple points in history and we explore the massacre at Fin Cop hill fort. Plus, in Backyard Archaeology: how to go about doing a bit of zooarchaeology! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
Warrior Art, Fire and Throwing Spears
This month: Aegean warriors in art; the most genetically diverse people in the world; prehistoric Californian seafarers; Neanderthals building fires; and atlatls! Like this podcast? Please help us by supporting the Naked Scientists
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