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Digging for Meaning: Research from the Oxford School of Archaeology

Researchers studying archaeological remains from across the whole range of the human past discus the sometimes surprising meanings they have found while digging through what we have left behind. From recycling Romans to voyaging Vikings, twisting Silk Roads to modern hunter-gathers of Borneo, let experts from the Oxford School of Archaeology take you on a journey to the past, which might just change how you travel into the future.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Cycling to Archaeology! From Thames-side ruins and forgotten stone circles to Ridgeway hillforts and Roman villas, Oxfordshire is abundant in archaeological riches. Nathaniel Erb-Satullo 14 Oct 2020
2 The History of Magic What is magic, when did it begin, and does it still have a place in the modern world? Professor Chris Gosden discusses the long history of magic from the Ice Age, through antiquity, to the present. Chris Gosden 29 Sep 2020
3 Did The Romans Recycle? We all know the Romans liked wine, but what happened to all the smashed glass when the party was over? Dr Victoria Sainsbury tells the story of what the Romans did with all their broken glass, and why archaeologists care about recycling. Victoria Sainsbury 15 Sep 2020