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A look at the year's outstanding archaeology projects. In the west of Britain, finds include WWI training trenches on Salisbury Plain and luxury foreign goods at Tintagel.

Professor Alice Roberts presents the very best in British archaeology 2016 - filmed by the archaeologists themselves, straight from the trenches, so you can see each exciting discovery as it happens. The teams then bring their best finds - from skeletons to treasure - back to the Digging for Britain lab, to examine them with Alice and reveal how they are changing the story of Britain.

This episode looks at the west of Britain, and archaeologists are in the lab to look at the new finds and what they mean.

Finds include the lost World War I training trenches on Salisbury Plain, Britain's first 'double henge' - discovered just down the road from Stonehenge, where the evidence suggests our ancestors feasted and made sacred offerings as part of a visit to the ritualistic Stonehenge landscape, and luxury foreign goods discovered at Tintagel, the legendary childhood home of King Arthur.

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Fri 11 May 2018 15:15

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Presenter Alice Roberts
Series Producer Graham Cooper
Director Graham Cooper
Executive Producer Emma Parkins
Production Company 360 Production

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