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Prehistory

Digging for Britain, Series 1 Episode 2 of 4

Dr Alice Roberts continues her journey through this season's most important archaeology, with an amazing array of finds from prehistory.

Her journey takes her from Orkney to Devon by land, sea and air.

In Norfolk, flint tools unearthed this year push the earliest human occupation back by 200,000 years, to around one million years ago.

In Orkney an early farm yields glimpses of our ancestors' earliest religious beliefs and customs - cattle skulls buried within building walls, and tiny household goddesses.

In Devon, we find one of the oldest known shipwrecks. And a bronze age burial holds a mystery, and touching evidence of grief echoing down over 2000 years.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 29 Sep 2010 02:05

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterAlice Roberts
ProducerSerena Davies
DirectorSerena Davies
Executive ProducerJohn Farren