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Dr Alice Roberts follows a year of British archaeology. Skeletons at the royal seat of power in Bamburgh show signs of violent death but also of tenderness.

The Anglo-Saxons - they divided our land and heralded the arrival of the Dark Ages. But were they really just barbarians?

Dr Alice Roberts continues her journey through a year of archaeology, visiting the key sites that are throwing light on this most mysterious of periods. She visits the royal seat of power at Bamburgh, Northumbria and sees how the skeletons tell tales of violent death, but also of tenderness.

There's a remarkable community project in a shopping centre in Sittingbourne where people are curating the grave goods of their own ancestors. And there are treasures that make her wonder just how dark the Dark Ages really were.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 6 Oct 2010 01:40



Role Contributor
Presenter Alice Roberts
Producer Sarah Jobling
Director Sarah Jobling
Executive Producer John Farren


  • Thu 2 Sep 2010 21:00
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  • Tue 7 Sep 2010 00:50
  • Wed 6 Oct 2010 01:40

Digging for Ireland

Digging for Ireland

Outstanding archaeology from Ireland, including perfectly preserved Iron Age bog bodies