A History of Ancient Britain

Age of Ice

Series 1 - Episode 1 Age of Ice

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Summary

Neil Oliver explores the origins of Britain and its people, a story forged over thousands of years. In south Wales, he joins a team of archaeologists to examine 8,000-year-old footprints revealed beneath tidal mud banks, and abseils into a cave dating back 33,000 years. The historian also reveals how, as the last ice age receded some 11,000 years ago, Britain became an island, a fate that was sealed following a cataclysmic tsunami around 6,000 BC.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Neil Oliver
Executive Producer Eamon Hardy
Series Producer Cameron Balbirnie
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