History

Blog posts, podcasts and videos on history, covering topics on archaeology, anthropology, paleontology, genetic history, ancientDNA, DNA, history of civilizations and nations, as well as history of science.

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What Happened at Easter Island?

What happened at Rapa Nui or Easter Island, home to the famous moai statues? Did the native population die out due to conflict and environmental disaster?

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VLOG Episode 5 | The Hapsburgs

VLOG on The Hapsburgs - This time I talk about the very influential but little known rulers of a large European empire, the Hapsburgs. Video with images and maps.

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VLOG Episode 3 | Kot Diji- A Walk on an old Fort in Pakistan

A short video graphic on Kot Diji Fort, an 18th century fort in Sindh province, Pakistan. It is built upon an ancient Harappan site.

Who are the South Asians?

New research throws light on the genetic ancestry of South Asians. They are a mixture of Iranian and South Asian hunter gatherers and steppe pastoralists.

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Fantastic Women Series – NASA’s Computers

Blog on NASA's Computers. One small step for a man, a giant push from the women behind him: How a group of women heroes helped put a man on the moon.

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Mohen Jo Daro — Story of a city and history of a civilization

Mohen Jo Daro is an ancient city of the Indus Valley Civilization. Here we talk about its history latest research on the populations that lived there.

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Fantastic Women Series – Mary Anning, the original fossil hunter

Mary Anning was the original fossil hunter, fossil dealer and most importantly palaeontologist, who became famous for her important finds from Lyme Regis.

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More Denisovans and extinct sub-Saharan ghost populations

Anthropology Blog - It seems there were three Denisovan lineages and that we may have interbred with an extinct ghost African basal population.

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Rannikot — The Great Wall of Pakistan: Photoblog

This is a history photoblog about Rannikot an ancient wall in Sindh, Pakistan. No one knows who originally built it. It's called the Great Wall of Pakistan.