Avebury Henge (09:11)
The area is home to prehistoric burial mounds and monuments. Archaeologists survey the stone circle and excavate the field overlooking the monument. Evidence suggests people lived and worked in the area.
Repton, Derbyshire (10:00)
In 873 AD, Vikings defeat the locals and make camp. Archaeologists discover evidence of the Viking winter camp and re-examine human bones from an earlier dig.
Viking Invasion (02:48)
Alfred the Great stops the Viking advance at Edington in 878 AD. Dr. Alice Roberts examines artifacts at the Museum of Somerset.
Burrow Island (08:23)
Evidence proves the 19th century legend that rats fed on buried bodies. Archaeologists discover bodies of those incarcerated on prison ships and information about living conditions on the hulks.
Cat's Brain and Dorstone (10:18)
Archaeologists excavate long barrows and unearth Neolithic artifacts, post holes, and timber. They learn that the barrows are not burial mounds, but commemorations of buildings.
Theme Two: Why is Paganism Growing? (12:18)
Barker, Law, and Trudge discuss why paganism is growing. Trudge and Barker argue that the modern worldview is the driving force for the increase paganism. Law asserts that the rise in paganism is due to the fall of traditional religion.
Leekfrith, Staffordshire (04:59)
Metal detectorists Mark Hambleton and Joe Kania discover four gold torques. Examinations reveal they are Iron Age artifacts with a continental design influence.
Meonstoke, Hampshire (10:34)
Discoveries help explain the extent of Roman influence into rural Britain. Archaeologists identify a hexagonal building and artifacts that suggest the site was a Roman temple complex. Roberts reflects on discoveries and previews the next episode.
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