Fascinating Ida

The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor by Colin Tudge with Josh Young The Sunday Times review by Mike Pitts Late in 2006, over fruit juice and vodka, Jorn Hurum, a paleontologist at Oslo university’s Natural History Museum and a science broadcaster, was offered a small fossil for $1m. The German dealer who made the offer … Continue reading Fascinating Ida

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Interview with Sir Harrison Birtwistle

For the March/April 2009 issue of British Archaeology, I talked to the great British composer, Sir Harrison Birtwistle about music, archaeology and landscapes. We had a DVD of his opera The Minotaur in the house, and for a few weeks it became our two-year-old daughter’s favourite, ousting Pingu. My photo shows Sir Harry (right) with … Continue reading Interview with Sir Harrison Birtwistle