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Alice Roberts and Matt Williams look at the year's archaeology projects. This episode visits sites in the west of Britain, including one uncovering the rituals of Stonehenge.

This episode heads to the west of Britain.

Marden Henge: The communal sweat lodges and feasting remains that illuminate the lost rituals of Stonehenge.

Durotriges: A glimpse into the bizarre animal sacrifice rituals offered to their gods by a mysterious Celtic tribe of the first century BC.

Trellech: An enormous lost Welsh city is discovered seven centuries after it disappeared from historical record.

Kent's Cavern: A team swaps trowels for pneumatic drills in a search for the hidden entrance of the site where Britain's earliest human remains have been found.

Jersey: Archaeologists are fighting against mother nature to find the evidence of a Stone Age hunter-gatherer campsite.

Staffordshire Hoard: Conservators painstakingly reassemble the elaborate weaponry of Anglo-Saxon warriors previously not known about.

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Tue 8 May 2018 15:20

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Presenter Alice Roberts
Presenter Matt Williams
Series Producer Edward Hart
Executive Producer Emma Parkins
Production Company 360 Production

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