Professor Alice Roberts explores some of this year's most exciting archaeological finds from the west of Britain. Each discovery comes straight from the trenches/site, filmed by the archaeologists themselves.We discover the camp from which Vikings invaded Britain, and find groundbreaking new evidence that the world-famous Avebury stone circle isn't just a sacred site but a place where our ancestors lived and worked - a discovery that's also changing our understanding of neighbouring Stonehenge. In Staffordshire, the oldest Iron Age gold in Britain is unearthed - a set of beautiful gold torcs, mysteriously abandoned 2,500 years ago.
Tonight at 9pm on BBC Four - Professor Alice Roberts presents a new series of Digging For Britain.
Don't miss Liz Bonnin tonight on BBC4 at 9pm for Timeshift - How The Severn Bridge Was Built.
Showing on BBC Four Tuesday 2nd August at 9pm. Professor Alice Roberts Presents:
Britain's Pompeii: A Village Lost In Time
Showing on BBC Four this Wednesday 6th July at 8pm. Prof Alice Roberts presents:
Britain's Lost Waterlands