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Time Team: Series 14, 2007 - Click on the links below for the different programmes
Isle of Man - Finds on the Fairway
Blacklands - There's no place like Rome
Hooke Court - School Diggers
Anglesey - The Druid's Last Stand
Shorncliffe - Sharpe's Redoubt
Stilton - A Port and Stilton
Wicken - A Tale of Two Villages
Warburton - No stone unturned...
Dotton - The Domesday Mill
Chesham Bois - The Cheyne Gang
Godstone - Road to the Relics
Poulton - The Abbey Habit
Bodmin Moor - In the shadow of the Tor

Bodmin Moor - In the shadow of the Tor

10,000 years ago Bodmin Moor was completely different. It was wooded and temperate, and Mesolithic hunter-gatherers roamed at their will. By the Neolithic Period - 4000 years later, people had claimed the landscape for their own, clearing the trees in order to farm the landscape and burying their dead in barrows and cairns.

Ancient communities continued to thrive there right through The Bronze Age. Over 200 settlements have been recorded, with their enclosures and field patterns, but we don’t know why the landscape should have become so inhospitable and when it was deserted.

Time Team had just three days to try and unravel some of the mysteries of the landscape and the remaining stone features in cold, bleak and very damp conditions...
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