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The very best in British archaeology 2016. In the north, finds include evidence for the first Roman siege in Britain and Stone Age Scottish man-made islands.

Professor Alice Roberts with 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 is from the north of Britain, where finds include: evidence for the first Roman siege in Britain, including the biggest cache of Roman bullets discovered anywhere; Britain's most famous monastery - Lindisfarne - rediscovered for the first time since it was violently sacked by the Vikings 1,000 years ago; and the incredible discovery of the ancient Scottish man-made islands that entirely rewrite our understanding of Stone Age tech.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Alice Roberts
Producer Gemma Hagen
Director Gemma Hagen
Series Producer Graham Cooper
Executive Producer Emma Parkins
Production Company 360 Production


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