58 episodes

We dig deeper so you don’t have to. It’s over fourteen years since we produced our epic film ’Standing with Stones’, but in the last couple of years we’ve been expanding the range of our output to include podcasts, short films and live shows. We’ve also been expanding our reach into the academic archaeological community. This means we can bring you the very latest research into and thinking about our ancient past, in an entertaining and varied way.

The Prehistory Guys Michael Bott and Rupert Soskin

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    • 4.7 • 45 Ratings

We dig deeper so you don’t have to. It’s over fourteen years since we produced our epic film ’Standing with Stones’, but in the last couple of years we’ve been expanding the range of our output to include podcasts, short films and live shows. We’ve also been expanding our reach into the academic archaeological community. This means we can bring you the very latest research into and thinking about our ancient past, in an entertaining and varied way.

    Why Stonehenge isn’t a henge and what is a henge anyway?

    Why Stonehenge isn’t a henge and what is a henge anyway?

    Every week we make an exclusive short podcast for our Patreon supporters called 'The Monday Moot'. It's a kind of a sandbox where we air our thoughts on aspects of prehistoric archaeology.
    Sometimes, those thoughts become worthy topics for a wider audience and this is one of those instances. Here, Michael & Rupert ask if the word 'henge' has an impact on the way we view our circular earthworks in the UK.
    KENNY BROPHY INTERVIEW: https://youtu.be/f6yQcGzqccg

    • 25 min
    WERE MEN MAKING THE POTTERY AT THE NESS?

    WERE MEN MAKING THE POTTERY AT THE NESS?

    We take you to The Scottish Isles, Bohemia and South Carolina!

    More fingerprints on pottery have been found at the Ness of Brodgar and it turns out that they all belong to young adult men and that the most recent print to be found belonged to a thirteen year old boy!

    A team of archaeologists from the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen have discovered a long barrow, built around 3,800BC on the legendary Říp Mountain in the Czech Republic.

    Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence applied to LIDAR technology has led to the discovery of ancient Shell Rings on Daws Island, South Carolina.

    • 16 min
    Should there be a Stonehenge Tunnel? Prof. Tim Darvill

    Should there be a Stonehenge Tunnel? Prof. Tim Darvill

    This is an excerpt from a longer YouTube interview conducted with Professor Timothy Darvill in August 2021.
    The argument over the A303 Stonehenge Tunnel doesn't go away and although it may seem that the general consensus is that it's a bad idea, that impression is incorrect. One authoritative archaeological voice is that of Tim Darvill's and here we present a view from someone who was in at the inception of the scheme to restore the Stonehenge landscape to be in keeping with the dignity of the site.
     
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    • 13 min
    Alien Rocks at Avebury Henge? | The Prehistory Guys bring us down to earth.

    Alien Rocks at Avebury Henge? | The Prehistory Guys bring us down to earth.

    Hope you’ll find it in your hearts to excuse the clickbaity title - but then again it is a truly valid use of the word ’alien’. The rocks in question are certainly not where they belong and pose a genuine mystery as to why they are where they have been found - down near Avebury henge in Wiltshire, 280 miles from their origin

    • 27 min
    Has Stonehenge been decoded? | The Prehistory Guys find out.

    Has Stonehenge been decoded? | The Prehistory Guys find out.

    Here is our breakdown of Professor Darvill’s hypothesis that Stonehenge (in Stage 2 - 2,500BC) was constructed to be a monumental perpetual calendar whose purpose was to keep in pace with the solar year.

    • 28 min
    GÖBEKLI TEPE REVEALED: What we know in 2022 | Dr. Lee Clare

    GÖBEKLI TEPE REVEALED: What we know in 2022 | Dr. Lee Clare

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    Dr. Lee Clare is the research co-ordinator and archaeologist in charge of the excavations at Göbekli Tepe. He took on the position of research coordinator of the DFG long-term project at Göbekli Tepe in 2015, and in 2019 moved to the DAI’s Istanbul Department where he is now acting consultant for prehistoric archaeology.
    The image of Göbekli Tepe in the wider world has become a bit distorted over time as far as we can tell and has not kept up with the most recent discoveries and interpretations. We thought we’d go straight to the source and talk to the man who can give us the very latest on the excavations and current views one of the oldest megalithic site in the world.
    We truly were thrilled to be able to talk with Lee (from his home in Istanbul) and are very excited at the prospect of one day being able to visit the site and expand our knowledge further.
     
    There is an extended version of this interview with more questions answered available to Patreon supporters here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/gobekli-tepe-dr-62006084
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    • 55 min

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Fascinating conversations

The Prehistory Guys are great company, and bring perspective and data to bear on these fascinating ancestral sites.

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Audio levels

I want to love this. Please look at your audio levels. One of you is clear and “on the microphone” while the other seems to mumble at times and or move toward and away from the microphone. I have to set volume at highest level just to hear one of you... and then when the other speaks I blast the house. Are you using two different makes of microphones? Great podcast idea. No doubt you know your stuff. I want to listen... but I’m not sure I’m willing to subject myself to this. Highly unpleasant technically. Highly pleasant intellectually. I can’t be the only person struggling with this. Please address this. Please.

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