Event 34

Mike Pitts

Digging up Britain: Ten discoveries, a Million Years of History

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

Britain has long been obsessed with its own history and identity, an island nation besieged by invaders from beyond the seas. The long saga of prehistory is often forgotten, but our understanding of our past is changing. In the past decade, astounding archaeological discoveries have shed new light on those who have gone before us, radically altering the way we think about our history. Mike Pitts presents some of the most exciting and surprising of these discoveries – from Stonehenge to the Staffordshire Hoard and the bones of Richard III.

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