Digging up the past: What can archaeology tell us?

Whether it’s reconstructing the face of a thousand-year-old skeleton or searching for a village buried in the stand, modern archaeological techniques are, quite literally, unearthing the past.

In some cases, the work of archaeologists is winding the clock back tens of thousands of years of human activity, as shown in excavations of ancient sites in Arnhem Land.

On this episode of The Science Briefing, Dr Sophie Calabretto and Matthew Ward Agius dig into some of the big recent stories in world archaeology, as well as the efforts being undertaken to discover the secrets of ancient supercontinents more than 50,000 years ago.

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