• Giants: why we needed them

    There is an important reason why giants feature in mythologies.

    Think of any sizeable water gap. It might be that between you and the island many kilometres off the coast, a place l...

    Civillisations August 10, 2018
  • Bronze Age Hep B rate likely higher than 8%

    Ancient Europeans carried hepatitis, and the plague.

    Delving into our ancient past evokes imagery of pottery shards, crumbling foundations and maybe the frisson-inducing ...

    Civillisations May 10, 2018
  • A new look at the paleo diet

    New research suggests that hunter-gatherers ate better than farmers.

    If you are one of those people always in search of the ideal diet, then chances are you have stumbled across the idea...

    Civillisations January 24, 2014
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