New materials are considered very promising for solving the acute challenges of our time, but they also create new problems. We take a closer look at those materials that have shaped us and those that are yet to come.
Imposing pyramids, prosperous decorated tombs – those are the remains of the Egyptian elite, representing less than ten percent of the population. What about the rest? Finding out how they lived and worked is the focus of Egyptologist Delphine Driaux from the University of Vienna.
University of Vienna archaeologist Tom Higham congratulates his colleague with whom he has been working together on many projects over the years. He explains Svante Pääbo's key achievements and what the Nobel Prize means for the people working in the field.
Traces of human life are not only found in fossils but also in sediments. In the video, doctoral candidate Victoria Oberreiter explains how she develops new methods to retrieve ancient DNA from "dirt" to get a better insight into our past.
The archaeologists Katerina Douka and Tom Higham examine ancient fragments and bones to better understand how humans evolved. In two videos, the radiocarbon dating experts explain their research – and why fun is an important part of it.
Using the latest scientific methods, Tom Higham and Katerina Douka from the University of Vienna want to solve a great mystery of human evolution: Why are we the only humans left?