The peopling of Europe from the first venturers to the Vikings.
In which I gatecrash a podcast, and share cool stuff by the likes of: Melissa Harrison · Luke Turner · Werner Herzog · Merlin Sheldrake · Robert Macfarlane · Gaby Wood · Caught by the River · Philip Hoare · and a host of talented extras.
A third collection of wonderful essays from my favourite writer.
A walk on the Moor.
Liverpool · chinese warriors · Ben Myers · shoes on wires · Patti Smith · Wuthering Heights · stratigraphy · astronomy · ancient DNA · storm petrels · LIMONCELLO ICE CREAM!!
bramblings · wheatears · Mary Beard · Beaker folk · Meera Sodha · recipes · John Tyndall · Eunice Foote · religion · Ben Myers · Austin Kleon · Walter Benjamin · giant sloths · Shetland · Neil Ansell · Charles Darwin
15,000 years of urban life and death.
A review of Charles Darwin's wonderful final book, ‘The Formation of Vegetable Mould, Through the Action of Worms, with Observations on their Habits’.
As life events go, Shetland 1985 turned out to be right up there.
A possible solution to a well-known conundrum about Ancient Rome.