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A History of Ancient Britain

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S1-E2 Age of Ancestors

S1-E2 Age of Ancestors

Catch Up


Neil Oliver examines what impact the arrival of farming had on ancient social structures. He dives off the Isle of Wight where archaeologists have found an 8,000-year-old hunter settlement and learns what happened when hunter-gatherers met farmers for the first time. The historian reveals that when cultivation eventually came to Britain around 4,000 BC, it brought about the Neolithic era and a deep set of changes in people's way of life, from ground-breaking inventions like pottery, to new belief systems.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Neil Oliver
Executive Producer Eamon Hardy
Series Producer Cameron Balbirnie


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