Discovering a 4,500-year-old olive oil factory in Jordan
26 November 2020

In this blog post, curator Jamie Fraser and scientist Caroline Cartwright run you through the archaeology and science involved in tracking down an ancient olive oil factory, and explain how the process of making modern olive oil would be familiar to people in the past.

The British Museum Membercast: Bioarchaeology at the British Museum
3 May 2019

Iszi talks to Curator Daniel Antoine about his work in Bioarchaeology.

World’s earliest figural tattoos discovered on 5,000-year-old mummies
1 March 2018

New research has revealed the world’s earliest figural tattoos on two natural mummies in the British Museum, including the oldest known example of female tattooing.

Ancient wisdom: what tooth decay can tell us about the past
22 September 2017

Find out what a dental anthropologist does all day, and how tooth decay can lead to exciting new discoveries.