The Great British Dig

£25.00

Beneath our feet is a lost world of human stories, just a few shovelfuls away from being revealed for the first time in hundreds and sometimes thousands of years. When we think of archaeological digs we might imagine a muddy field, but in the TV show ‘The Great British Dig’, a team of experts descended on streets and back gardens the length and breadth of the country to discover the treasures we have been living right on top of without ever realising. In this book, on-screen expert Dr Duckworth digs even deeper, exploring the team’s techniques in more detail, and offering new insights and explanations about the discoveries made. As well as revealing Roman villas, Viking burial grounds, Norman castles, medieval monasteries, Tudor palaces, old prisons, secret Second World War military bases and prisoner-of-war camps, Chloë includes lots of information for anyone wanting to give it a go themselves.

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The Great British Dig brings history and archaeology closer to home than ever before.Each week a team of archaeologists (led by presenter Hugh Dennis) descend on streets and gardens the length and breadth of the country to discover the treasures we have been living right on top of without realising. In this official tie-in book, on-screen expert Dr Chloë Duckworth digs deeper into the sites the show visited, as well as giving practical tips and advice for anyone who wants to have a go themselves.Uncovering a lost world of human stories just a few shovelfuls beneath our feet, Chloë explores the team’s techniques in fascinating detail, offering new insights and explanations about the discoveries made. As well as revealing the actual frontier of the Roman Empire in Britain, the Tudor palace of an Elizabethan spymaster, a revolutionary Victorian prison, a Second World War military base, and a prehistoric village under a school playing field, Chloë includes lots of information for anyone wanting to give it a go themselves.The book is packed with features, tip boxes and practical advice about digging in your own back garden, researching your local area for clues about what might have been there centuries ago, and dating things you may find. Highly illustrated, the book includes images never seen on screen, as well as archive photos and illustrations that bring history to life, and identification guides to bones, pottery, tools, coins and other things you might come across yourself.Foreword by Hugh Dennis, presenter of The Great British Dig.

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Weight 1.038 kg
Dimensions 24.6 × 18.9 × 2.9 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.00909 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K