8,000 year old footprints
Neil Oliver discovers fragile footprints made by ancient hunters who left imprints in soft mud near Newport, South Wales 8,000 years ago.Watch the video clip now
BBC TV BLOG
Presenter Neil Oliver on what A History Of Ancient Britain meant to him personally: "To come so close to the way some individual, man or woman, was thinking all those millennia ago, while the Ice Age waxed and waned, was very moving for me."Read Neil's post at the BBC TV blog
List of Locations
Goldcliff, Newport, Wales – Human footprints from 8000 years ago.
Natural History Museum, London – Boxgrove man and Cheddar Man (not on display).
Paviland Cave, Gower, Wales – Discovery of Red Lady.
Natural History Museum, Oxford – Boxgrove bones of Red Lady.
Creswell Crags Museum, Nottinghamshire – Horse head engraving and cave art.
Lake Of Mentieth, Scotland – The impact of glaciers.
Fiskary Bay, Coll – Mesolithic camp.
British Museum, London – Star Carr antler head-dress.
Montrose Basin, Scotland - Site of a tsunami impact.
'Homo Britanicus' by Chris Stringer
'After the Ice' by Steve Mithen
Visit Ancient Britain with Hands on History
Create a stone circle, make a cave painting or use our guide to evoke the sights and sounds of ancient Britain.Try out our activities with your family
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Hands On History Animations
What would life have been like in prehistoric times? Watch our animation.A Day in the Life...Of A 10-Year-Old in Ancient Britain
- Series Producer
- Cameron Balbirnie
- Neil Oliver
- Executive Producer
- Eamon Hardy
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