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Time Team Special 32 (2008) - Swords, Skulls, and Strongholds

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Sep 09, 2012

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Tony Robinson and other Time Team regulars present a radical picture of the British Iron Age, concentrating on the charismatic hill forts which litter our islands. This period was virtually ignored by our antiquarian forebears, who were more interested in the Roman conquest of Britain. We now realise that over 3000 years ago, the mysterious iron age peoples shaped the landscape that we know. Many of the tracks, boundaries and hill forts are still visible today. Modern archaeologists like Barry Cunliffe, Mike Parker Pearson and J.D. Hill have thrown new light on impressive structures such as Maiden Castle, Dorset and Danebury, Hampshire. They suggest the function of these places was social and religious rather than military. Other sites visited include Castell Henllys, Pembrokeshire; Yeavering Bell and Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland; the Uffington White Horse in Oxfordshire; Stonea Camp in East Anglia.

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