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Title A History Of Ancient Britain: Age Of Ice - Ep 1 of 4 / Director: Nurmohamed, Arif
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2011
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Summary Britain is extraordinarily rich in prehistory: monuments of stone, fragments of domestic life and the remains of people who walked the land thousands of years ago. Together, they add up to an amazing tale of survival, technological innovation and revolution which laid the foundations of modern society.In this new four-part series, archaeologist and historian Neil Oliver travels the British Isles to uncover this remarkable story. Tapping into the latest scientific detective work and experimental archaeology, he gets under the skin of this mysterious world and the lives of those who inhabited it.Neil discovers how our ancestors emerged from the last ice age; how agriculture really came to Britain; and the tipping points that changed the course of history.Investigating famous sites anew, as well as little known ones (which hold some of the biggest secrets), Neil travels to Brittany to discover Carnac, where farmers and hunter-gathers clashed 7000 years ago, and to Ireland, where he finds the world's most extensive Stone Age system of fields and walls, hidden under a metre of peat bog.Episode 1 - Age of IceAs the ice begins to melt, a few hundred intrepid groups of hunter-gatherers colonise the land. Gradually, the climate warms, and the hostile steppe is replaced by a blanket of forest. The seas rise and Britain becomes an island.(From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of 4) *New Series* CC
Event Broadcast 2012-01-08 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Archaeologists.
Bone -- Research.
History, Ancient -- Research.
Stone age.
United Kingdom.
Form Streaming video
Author Nurmohamed, Arif, director
Oliver, Neil, host
Bahn, Paul G, contributor
Hansom, Jim, contributor
Smith, David, contributor
Stringer, Chris, contributor