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“I’m excited by the potential that such an international project offers for working across all kinds of intellectual and cultural traditions, including artistic interventions, to come up with a shared sense of the past."

Chris Gosden

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“Horsepower is not just about documenting the past: we want to see those peoples and their horses as if they’re with us now to understand their relationships and how they developed."

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Rise of Horsepower Revealed in New Nature Study

Whether they’re racetrack champions, pony club companions or giants with the strength to haul heavy loads, their ancestors were the result of an ancient and revolutionary breeding programme that literally changed human history.

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“Horsepower is not just about documenting the past: we want to see those peoples and their horses as if they’re with us now to understand their relationships and how they developed."

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Hi-Tech Ready for the Next Phase of Horsepower

Long gone are the days when an archaeologist’s key tools were a shovel and a brush. Excavations now involve an array of high technology. So, as a busy season of digs is about to begin for the Horsepower team in Mongolia, here’s a look at some of the devices they’re taking.

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“Horsepower is not just about documenting the past: we want to see those peoples and their horses as if they’re with us now to understand their relationships and how they developed."

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New Understanding of Ancient Burials in Remote Valley in Mongolia

In the most comprehensive investigation of its kind, archaeologists have studied a unique concentration of mysterious and hauntingly beautiful stone mounds to produce the first solid chronology.

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“Horsepower is not just about documenting the past: we want to see those peoples and their horses as if they’re with us now to understand their relationships and how they developed."

BBC Interview
with Ludovic Orlando

The BBC World Service programme Science in Action travelled to Toulouse to visit Ludovic Orlando’s genetics lab.

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“Horsepower is not just about documenting the past: we want to see those peoples and their horses as if they’re with us now to understand their relationships and how they developed."

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A Day at the Museum

The Horsepower team went behind the scenes at the British Museum to get a closer look at its remarkable collections of bronzes from China and the steppe regions.

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“Horsepower is not just about documenting the past: we want to see those peoples and their horses as if they’re with us now to understand their relationships and how they developed."

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Ludovic Orlando Shares Top Science Prize with Lakota People

Their research revealed the astonishing history of the horse in North America, combining the latest genetic techniques with oral traditions and traditional knowledge.

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“Horsepower is not just about documenting the past: we want to see those peoples and their horses as if they’re with us now to understand their relationships and how they developed."

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Horsepower Team Monglian Recce 2023

In September 2023 our group drove 4000 km across western Mongolia through some of the most spectacular landscapes on earth.

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