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Families of the Stone Age

Julian Richards returns to the excavation of two burials from the Stone Age - the grave of an entire Neolithic family in Dorset and a tomb on Orkney that is helping to reveal some strange and unexpected burial rites from over 5,000 years ago.

59 minutes

BBC Four Archaeology Season

BBC Four Archaeology Season

This programme is part of a BBC Four season exploring our fascination with uncovering the past.

Find out more about the other programmes in the season...

  • The Flying Archaeologist
    Ben Robinson conducts aerial surveys of ancient sites to reveal new evidence of lost civilisations.

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There are lots of features, articles and quizzes covering archaeology and the treasures that have been uncovered in BBC History’s Archaeology section.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Julian Richards
Series Producer Cameron Balbirnie
Executive Producer Dominic Crossley-Holland

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