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Where did the Nazca Lines come from? Who built Stonehenge, and what secrets lie concealed within Egypt's pyramids? To find out, join the NakedArchaeologists as they undress the past...

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Where did the Nazca Lines come from? Who built Stonehenge, and what secrets lie concealed within Egypt's pyramids? To find out, join the NakedArchaeologists as they undress the past...

    Landscapes: Drainage, Plants and Palaces

    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...
     
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    • 32 min
    Annual Round-Up of Archaeology

    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!
     
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    • 58 min
    Bayesian Prehistory, Surface Metals and Sea Defenses

    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.
     
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    Detailed Science of Dating, Data and Ceramics

    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.
     
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    Dam Busting, Ancient Archaeologists and Iron Age Fort Raids

    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!
     
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    • 28 min
    Warrior Art, Fire and Throwing Spears

    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!
     
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    • 31 min

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