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Horizon archives
The Archives catalogue every Horizon since November 1996.

A good way to search them is to use Find in the Edit menu of either Netscape or Internet Explorer to look for keywords or a date.

Each entry has notes and illustrations relating to the television programme and often additional background information and links. Most have a full transcript of the programme's content.



Autumn 2001 series

Links to the most recent episodes of Horizon are also on the homepage.

Extreme Dinosaurs 18 July 2002
Dinosaurs just got bigger. Huge plant- and meat-eaters unearthed in Argentina offer evidence that the mega-carnivores hunted together in packs (repeat).
Keywords PALAEONTOLOGY, FOSSILS, MEGADINOSAURS, CANADA, PATAGONIA

Atlantis Uncovered 11 July 2002
Exploring the claim that there was one common source for all civilisation (repeat).
Keywords ARCHAEOLOGY, LEGEND, SHARED CULTURE, PLATO, MAYA, INCA, EGYPT, PYRAMID

David Beckham is one of Eriksson's 'cultural architects'The England Patient 23 May 2002
How did Sven-Göran Eriksson transform England's footballers from lucky qualifiers to World Cup hopefuls?
Keywords SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY, FOOTBALL WORLD CUP, WILLI RAILO, CULTURAL ARCHITECT, CHOKING, VISUALISATION

The A6 Murder 16 May 2002
In 1962, James Hanratty was hanged, protesting his innocence of the murder of Michael Gregsten. Can today's forensic technology resolve a forty year old crime?
Keywords FORENSIC SCIENCE, DNA PROFILES, VALERIE STORIE, COURT OF APPEAL

What Sank the Kursk? 7 May 2002
118 sailors died when Russia's supposedly indestructible submarine sank. Finding why it foundered takes investigators back to a 1950s British sub tragedy (repeat).
Keywords GEOPHYSICS, SEISMOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, TORPEDO FUEL, SALVAGE

The Mystery of the Miami Circle 18 April 2002
Builders in Miami, Florida unearth a ring of holes. The State then pays $27million to preserve either a Native American village or remnants of a 1950s sewer (repeat).
Keywords ARCHAEOLOGY, STONE AGE, TEQUESTA INDIANS, SETTLED NOMADS

Killer Lakes 4 April 2002
The deadly natural disaster waiting to bubble up from west Africa's deep lakes.
Keywords LAKE OVERTURN, CARBON DIOXIDE SPRINGS, NYOS, KIVU, CAMEROON, RWANDA

Dinosaurs changed markedly in the mysterious mid-Jurassic eraThe Mystery of the Jurassic 28 March 2002
Why did the dinosaurs evolve so rapidly in the mid-Jurassic and become the largest creatures to walk the Earth?
Keywords PALAEONTOLOGY, EVOLUTION, MIGRATION BARRIER, MASS EXTINCTION, CLIMATE CHANGE, PANGEA, ARGENTINA, OLIVER RAUHUT

Vanished: The Plane that Disappeared 21 March 2001
In 1947 a passenger plane, the 'Star Dust', disappeared in the Andes without a trace. Horizon follows forensic scientists piecing together what happened (repeat).
Keywords HISTORY, AEROPLANE, BRITISH SOUTH AMERICAN AIRWAYS, STENDEC, ARGENTINA

Archimedes' Secret 14 March 2002
The salvage of an ancient text reveals that Archimedes was way ahead of his time. Could his ideas have got people to the Moon in the 19th century?
Keywords PALAEOGRAPHY, GREEK HISTORY, MATHEMATICS, CALCULUS, GEOMETRY, PI

The Fall of the World Trade Center 7 March 2002
Horizon tells the minute by minute story of 11 September, and finds that the two towers of the World Trade Center fell for very different reasons.
Keywords ENGINEERING, BUILDING SAFETY, FIREPROOFING, DRYWALL, LESLIE ROBERTSON

The Boy who was Turned into a Girl 28 February 2002
The extraordinary story of the Canadian boy who was surgically turned into a girl after birth, offering an insight into what makes us male and female (repeat).
Keywords HEALTH, PSYCHOLOGY, GENDER, INTERSEX, CASTRATION, BRUCE REIMER

Scans revealed how the one transitional fossil had been glued together from several originalsThe Dinosaur that Fooled the World 21 February 2002
Palaeontologists believed they had found proof birds were descended from dinosaurs - but all was not what it seemed.
Keywords PALAEONTOLOGY, LIAONING CHINA, TRANSITIONAL FOSSIL, DINOSAUR HOAX, ARCHAEORAPTOR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Parallel Universes 14 February 2002
Imagine a cosmos containing multiple parallel universes, each with its own version of you, and its own laws of physics. If two collide, there's a very big bang.
Keywords COSMOLOGY, MEMBRANE THEORY, BUBBLE UNIVERSE, ELEVENTH DIMENSION Otzi emerged from the ice in 1991Death of the Iceman 7 February 2002
When investigators took a fresh look at Ötzi, the ice mummy from the Alps, a new cause of death emerged.
Keywords FORENSIC ARCHAEOLOGY, OETZI, STONE AGE SHEPHERD, AUSTRIA, ITALY, ADIPOCERE

The Lost Pyramids of Caral 31 January 2002
4,600 year old remains in Peru prompt scientists to rethink their ideas about why humans first started building cities.
Keywords ARCHAEOLOGY, CIVILISATION, MOTHER CITY, HYDRAULIC HYPOTHESIS

Fatbusters 24 January 2002
While the search is on for drugs that combat obesity, some scientists are proposing radical new ways of keeping the pounds off.
Keywords PHYSIOLOGY, GENETICS, METABOLISM, LEPTIN, APPETITE PATHWAY

Mount VesuviusVolcano Hell 17 January 2002
Two respected scientists offer alternative methods to predict volcanic eruptions. Should people evacuate when their conclusions are conflicting?
Keywords GEOLOGY, SEISMOLOGY, COLOMBIA, MEXICO, NEVADO DEL RUIZ, ARMERO, GALERAS, BERNARD CHOUET, STANLEY WILLIAMS

Helike - The Real Atlantis 10 January 2002
The Greek city of Helike, destroyed by a tidal wave in 373 BC, may have inspired the Atlantis myth. Now the remains of the city may have been found.
Keywords ARCHAEOLOGY, ANCIENT GREECE, LOST CITY, POROS, DORA KATSONOPOULOU, STEVEN SOTER

Cloning the First Human 25 October 2001
As two doctors prepare to attempt human cloning, what's the risk of them creating babies doomed to die of strange new afflictions?
Keywords GENETICS, SEVERINO ANTINORI, PANAYIOTIS ZAVOS, INFERTILITY, BIRTH DEFECT

The Death Star 18 October 2001
Hypernovae are the most destructive explosions in the Universe. Once thought to cast doubt on E=mc² now they could help explain how the first stars were created. Read the live chat which followed the programme.
Keywords COSMOLOGY, GAMMA RAY BURST, BLACK HOLE, RED SHIFT, STELLAR NURSERY

Matthew Farrow's baby sister saved his life with a cupful of her cord bloodLife Blood 11 October 2001
How blood from newborn babies' placentas and umbilical cords - normally discarded - helps sufferers of fatal disorders including childhood leukaemia.
Keywords MEDICINE, FANCONI'S ANAEMIA, STEM CELLS, BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT, MATTHEW FARROW

Flat-faced Man, an alternative to Lucy as our ancestor?The Ape that Took Over the World 4 October 2001
A fossil find in Kenya suggests a new path for human evolution from apes, caused by environmental change seven million years ago.
Keywords PALAEOANTHROPOLOGY, EVOLUTION, MEAVE LEAKEY, FLAT-FACED MAN, AUSTRALOPITHECUS, LUCY

The supposedly ancient Persian mummyThe Mystery of the Persian Mummy 20 September 2001
The world's first Persian mummy - a princess, worth millions - was unearthed in 2000. When it turned out to be fake, the scientific detective work really began.
Keywords ARCHAEOLOGY, FORENSIC, PAKISTAN, PRINCESS RHODUGUNE, KING XERXES

The Secret Treasures of Zeugma 29 August 2001
French archaeologists in Turkey battle to unearth what they can of Zeugma before a dam on the Euphrates covers the great Roman trading city forever (repeat).
Keywords ARCHAEOLOGY, RESCUE EXCAVATION, VILLA, MOSAIC

Special: What Sank the Kursk? 8 August 2001
118 sailors died inside the Russian Navy's supposedly indestructible submarine. Finding the causes takes investigators back to a British sub tragedy in the 1950s.
Keywords GEOPHYSICS, SEISMOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, TORPEDO FUEL, SALVAGE