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Digging Up Britain: A New History in Ten Extraordinary Discoveries

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Digging For Britain with Professor Alice Roberts is set to return in early 2022 to BBC Two and iPlayer. Now in its 9th series, Alice is joined by a new team of experts who will help to dig deeper in a bid to reveal the story behind the finds. The most exciting finds are brought into Alice’s new Digging Tent for further investigation and analysis to give insight into discoveries that span over 10,000 years of British history. In April 2017, Dave married Nigel Jeffries, who is a medieval and post-medieval pottery expert at the Museum of London. [2] Career [ edit ]

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Raksha Dave (born 22 August 1977) is an archaeologist and TV presenter, and is the current President of the Council for British Archaeology. Broadcaster Raksha Dave will champion innovation and inclusion in her new role as President of CBA" (Press release). Council for British Archaeology. 18 July 2021 . Retrieved 15 August 2021. Simon Young, BBC Commissioning Editor says: "We're incredibly proud of this series, which champions the tireless work of hundreds of archaeologists as they add new details to the rich history of Britain. If nothing else, Digging for Britain's 9th series is living proof that an almost inexhaustible collection of archaeological treasure lies hidden beneath our feet."

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When five Ice Age mammoths are unearthed along with Neanderthal stone tools after 200,000 years, Sir David Attenborough joins a team of archaeologists from DigVentures to explore the latest evidence for life in Ice Age Britain. Available on: BBC One and iPlayer from 30 December 2021 The Great British Dig: History in Your Garden Ok, so this wasn’t the most expansive programme, and the presenter has been likened to Robert Webb’s evil twin, but we do like the idea behind the series: to discuss the origins and evolution of archaeology as a discipline in the West, and how the rulers of different eras have used it to control history. Worth a watch. Available on: Google it… Fancy something fresh? This series follows our iconic excavation on Lindisfarne. Yes there are discoveries, and yes there is drama. But most importantly, there are the stories of the people who do the dirty work – the archaeologists themselves. It’s archaeology for the Netflix generation! Available on: DigVentures Digging Up Britain’s Past Dave, Raksha (23 May 2016). "Archaeology must open up to become more diverse". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077 . Retrieved 27 January 2019.

Another LIDAR-based series of discoveries are revealed in this documentary as archaeologists uncover whole swathes of previously unknown settlements. Together with archaeological work on the ground, it’s creating an impressive new map of one of the greatest ancient civilisations of the world. Everyone involved looks slightly overwhelmed by the thrill of it all – which is not surprising given that the research is helping to transform what we thought we knew about the Maya. Available on: Google it… Archaeology-inspired films and drama The Dig This hobby is about uncovering our past, finding things in the middle of nowhere that tell a story,” he said. The series sees the team visit Newcastle in search of a Roman fort, as well attempting to unearth the long-lost Lenton Priory in Nottingham. In North Yorkshire, they must dig deep in the hope of locating a Viking graveyard, and they’re also on the hunt for a secret army base in South Shields. Duffin said among her finds was a host of intriguing coins and a “ Joe 90” toy gun. “I always go ‘isn’t that great’? ‘Where did this come from’? ‘Who owned it?’,” she said.

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