Age of Iron

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Duration: 1 hour

Neil Oliver continues his epic story of how Britain and its people came to be. Diving for 3,000-year-old treasure and pot-holing through an ancient copper mine, he discovers how a golden age of bronze collapsed into social and economic crisis set against a period of sharp climate change and would eventually be replaced by a new era, of iron.

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  • Public places to visit

    • Great Orme Copper Mine

    • The Fiskerton Tools - The Collection, Lincoln

    • Llyn Fawr hoard - National Museum of Wales in Cardiff

    • Butser Ancient Farm

    • Langton Matravers bronze axe hoard - Dorset County Museum and British Museum

  • List of references

    • Iron Age Communities in Britain - Barry Cunliffe

    • Britain AD - Frances Pryor

    • The Ancient Celts - Barry Cunliffe

    • Social Relations in Later Prehistory - Niall Sharples

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Neil Oliver
Neil Oliver
Executive Producer
Eamon Hardy
Series Producer
Cameron Balbirnie
Series Producer
Cameron Balbirnie


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