Prehistory

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Digging for Britain, Series 1 Episode 2 of 4

Duration: 59 minutes

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.

  • Dr Alice Roberts

    Dr Alice Roberts

    Dr Alice Roberts at the Links of Noltland, a new dig at Orkney.

  • BBC TV blog

    BBC TV blog

    Digging For Britain presenter Dr Alice Roberts on a grisly discovery in Buckinghamshire: "These little skeletons were so much more than just objects: they were telling us a dark secret from the past."

    Read Dr Alice Roberts' post on the BBC TV blog

Credits

Presenter
Alice Roberts
Director
Serena Davies
Producer
Serena Davies
Executive Producer
John Farren

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