April/May 2021, Vol 1, Issue 1
Past Worlds digs deep into all aspects of human history, over all time periods, and all areas of the world.
Written by leading experts, Past Worlds entertains, informs, delights, and provokes.
Full of the latest stories, the greatest discoveries, the biggest debates, the magazine brings together the worlds of archaeology, anthropology, and history – embracing art, science, cultures, ideas.
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A must-read for anyone interested in the past, and in what makes us tick – as the astrophysicist Carl Sagan once said, ‘You have to know the past to understand the present.’ Subscribe now to support independent journalism.
Paradise Lost? The search for Doggerland. Drawing on the latest cutting-edge research, we tell the tumultuous story of Doggerland – the lost land that now lies deep beneath the North Sea.
T E Lawrence: Excavating a legend. Neil Faulkner digs deep into Middle Eastern WW1 sites, and reveals the archaeological truth behind the legend that was Lawrence of Arabia.
Into Africa: Rewriting history. NYT best-selling author and Africanist archaeologist, Brian Fagan, takes us deep into pre-colonial southern Africa. Discover the sophisticated sites of Great Zimbabwe and Mapungubwe, which came to challenge the apartheid regime.
Arabian Gulf: Diving for Pearls. Extracted at great cost to the pearl fishers, pearls were once among the world’s most prized commodities, beloved of royalty and the super-rich. Robert Carter sweeps the millennia to explain all.
Plus: columns, travel, books, museums, and news – including Oliver Gilkes’ A Life in Archaeology, a tour of the pyramids of northern Peru, and a sumptuously illustrated review of Gold of the Great Steppe, currently on show at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK.