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Adam Henson visits Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire to learn how Iron Age Britons grew and produced food.

What can we learn about food and farming from ancient times that could help us in the 21st century, as food security becomes an increasing concern? The farm also keeps some of the ancient breeds of animal that our ancestors would have farmed including boar and soay sheep.

Adam hears how the animals fed small settlements of people who stored the meat underground, where it would keep for months, and watches David Freeman, an archeologist and expert in food, grinding a type of grain used 2,000 years ago to make bread.

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Sun 13 Dec 2009 06:35