In a previous episode of the #membercast I spoke to Nick Ashton about the footprints he helped discover in Norfolk. Footprints that are over 500,000 years old left by a close ancestor to homesapians… well, a close ancestor and their kids.
The previous episode 004 - Footprints in time went into this in detail but I wanted to speak to Nick again and really get to grips with how we know how old something is and what is the science behind it.
In this I learned it isn’t just the object itself, but the ground it was found in, and the hundreds of fragments of supporting evidence that give us an understanding of what happened in the past. Each piece of evidence is in balance with the others, and together we can build a picture of what must have happened hundred of thousands of years ago.
What did you eat yesterday? Manga isn’t just Astro Boy, and so much more than comic books you find outside Japan. It is a history of the workers taking over the means of production and making something brand new. Nicole Rousmaniere, curator of the Citi exhibition Manga to discuss the fascinating origins of the Japanese art form and its cultural influence across the globe.
Smashing statues… were ancient statues really full of gold? No? What about rats?
Does this mean every emoji is wrong?
How do you know how old something is?
How can you tell what disease someone died of over 1000 years ago?
When did we first put pen to paper? Or Stylus to Tablet? Or scraper to shoulder blade?
Big Cat Killers
A spooky late night at the Museum
All about Stonehenge… and what that has to do with people called Beaker.
Ian Hislop interview plus Iszi takes you round the exhibition!