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The best in British archaeology. Finds in the west include the camp from which the Vikings invaded, Iron Age gold and evidence that people lived inside our henge monuments.

Professor Alice Roberts explores some of this year's most exciting archaeological finds from the west of Britain. Each discovery comes straight from the trenches/site, filmed by the archaeologists themselves. We discover the camp from which Vikings invaded Britain, and find groundbreaking new evidence that the world-famous Avebury stone circle isn't just a sacred site but a place where our ancestors lived and worked - a discovery that's also changing our understanding of neighbouring Stonehenge. In Staffordshire, the oldest Iron Age gold in Britain is unearthed - a set of beautiful gold torcs, mysteriously abandoned 2,500 years ago.

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Wed 16 May 2018 14:30

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Role Contributor
Presenter Alice Roberts
Production Company 360 Production
Executive Producer Emma Parkins
Series Producer Nick Gillam-Smith
Director Nick Gillam-Smith


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