Bronze Age mining conditions
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Bronze Age mining conditions

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Neil Oliver visits an ancient copper mine at Great Orme, Wales, and demonstrates the conditions Bronze Age miners would have worked under.

Neil Oliver visits an ancient copper mine at Great Orme, Wales, and demonstrates the conditions Bronze Age miners would have worked under.

Towers and forts in Iron Age Britain
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Towers and forts in Iron Age Britain

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Neil Oliver visits the Broch of Gurness, the ruins of a tower in Orkney, built around 400 BC, and Tre'r Ceiri hillfort, built in Wales around 200 BC, and contrasts their purposes.

Neil Oliver visits the Broch of Gurness, the ruins of a tower in Orkney, built around 400 BC, and Tre'r Ceiri hillfort, built in Wales around 200 BC, and contrasts their purposes.

Iron sickles mark arrival of Iron Age in Britain
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Iron sickles mark arrival of Iron Age in Britain

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Neil Oliver inspects sickles discovered in Llyn Fawr hoard and observes that an iron tool made with bronzesmith techniques marks a transition between the Bronze and Iron Ages ...

Neil Oliver inspects sickles discovered in Llyn Fawr hoard and observes that an iron tool made with bronzesmith techniques marks a transition between the Bronze and Iron Ages in Wales.

Iron Age agricultural technologies
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Iron Age agricultural technologies

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Neil Oliver visits Butser Ancient Farm in England and demonstrates Iron Age agricultural technologies, including ploughs, storage pits and quern stones.

Neil Oliver visits Butser Ancient Farm in England and demonstrates Iron Age agricultural technologies, including ploughs, storage pits and quern stones.

Celtic art and decorated weapons
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Celtic art and decorated weapons

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Neil Oliver examines the Battersea Shield and Kirkburn Sword as examples of Celtic art in Iron Age Britain.

Neil Oliver examines the Battersea Shield and Kirkburn Sword as examples of Celtic art in Iron Age Britain.

Celtic symbols of power
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Celtic symbols of power

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Neil Oliver examines torcs and coins and argues that they represent the growing power of kings and transferable symbols of the state.

Neil Oliver examines torcs and coins and argues that they represent the growing power of kings and transferable symbols of the state.

Celtic language
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Celtic language

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Neil Oliver meets linguist Paul Russell and discuss how traces of Celtic language exist in modern languages, and what those ancient dialects might sound like.

Neil Oliver meets linguist Paul Russell and discuss how traces of Celtic language exist in modern languages, and what those ancient dialects might sound like.

Druid divination spoons
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Druid divination spoons

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Neil Oliver meets archaeologist Miranda Green who demonstrates how druids may have used divination spoons to tell the future.

Neil Oliver meets archaeologist Miranda Green who demonstrates how druids may have used divination spoons to tell the future.

An ancient method of extracting silver from lead
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An ancient method of extracting silver from lead

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Neil Oliver meets metallurgist Marcos MartinonTorres who demonstrates how silver was extracted from lead by Romans.

Neil Oliver meets metallurgist Marcos MartinonTorres who demonstrates how silver was extracted from lead by Romans.

The long, slashing, Celtic sword
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The long, slashing, Celtic sword

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Neil Oliver meets weapons expert Andy Deane who demonstrates the use of the long, iron slashing swords used by Celtic tribes to resist Roman invasions in the first century BC.

Neil Oliver meets weapons expert Andy Deane who demonstrates the use of the long, iron slashing swords used by Celtic tribes to resist Roman invasions in the first century BC.

The Roman ballista bolt thrower
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The Roman ballista bolt thrower

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Neil Oliver demonstrates the use of ballistae, the bolt throwers the Celts faced as the Romans sought to conquer Britain in the first century BC.

Neil Oliver demonstrates the use of ballistae, the bolt throwers the Celts faced as the Romans sought to conquer Britain in the first century BC.

The Roman diet and cooking
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The Roman diet and cooking

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Neil Oliver meets food historian Sally Grainger who demonstrates how the wealthy cooked and what they ate in Roman Britain.

Neil Oliver meets food historian Sally Grainger who demonstrates how the wealthy cooked and what they ate in Roman Britain.

Roman glassmaking
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Roman glassmaking

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Neil Oliver visits a glassmith, who demonstrates how Romans produced glassware in Britain, and later discusses the impact glass windows might have had on Celts.

Neil Oliver visits a glassmith, who demonstrates how Romans produced glassware in Britain, and later discusses the impact glass windows might have had on Celts.

Viking warriors, religion and heroic deaths
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Viking warriors, religion and heroic deaths

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Neil Oliver examines possessions discovered with at the Repton Viking Warrior burial site, and discusses the relationship between these objects, Viking religion and their ...

Neil Oliver examines possessions discovered with at the Repton Viking Warrior burial site, and discusses the relationship between these objects, Viking religion and their approach to warfare.

Artefacts reveal extent of early Viking travels
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Artefacts reveal extent of early Viking travels

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Neil Oliver studies the Helgo Treasure in Stockholm as evidence of the extent of the Vikings' travels, including a bishop's staff from Ireland, a ladle from Africa and a ...

Neil Oliver studies the Helgo Treasure in Stockholm as evidence of the extent of the Vikings' travels, including a bishop's staff from Ireland, a ladle from Africa and a Buddha statue from India.

Archaeologist examines Viking bones
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Archaeologist examines Viking bones

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Neil Oliver meets archaeologist Lindsey Simpson, who explains how Vikings in Ireland can be identified by their grave sites and how their bones have worn.

Neil Oliver meets archaeologist Lindsey Simpson, who explains how Vikings in Ireland can be identified by their grave sites and how their bones have worn.

Viking enthusiasts move boat on land
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Viking enthusiasts move boat on land

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Neil Oliver joins Russian Viking enthusiasts as they roll a longboat along land to get to a river.

Neil Oliver joins Russian Viking enthusiasts as they roll a longboat along land to get to a river.

Cnut becomes European
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Cnut becomes European

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Neil Oliver visits Reichskrone, the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, in Vienna and discusses how Cnut the Great's attendance of the Holy Roman Emperor's coronation ...

Neil Oliver visits Reichskrone, the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, in Vienna and discusses how Cnut the Great's attendance of the Holy Roman Emperor's coronation marks Viking culture becoming European.