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Naked Archaeology episode

Thu, 17th Sep 2009

Hadrian's Timber Wall, Shell Beads and Brucellosis

Shell Bead Taforalt, Grotte Des Pigeons (c) Ian R Cartwright (C) School of Archaeology, Oxford

We find out how the Romans got to grips with building a 73.5 mile-long wall, why humans were bejewelled 82,000 years ago and how a disease called brucellosis indicates our ancestors were eating meat 2.6 million years ago. Plus, in Backyard Archaeology we find out how to spot an archaeological fake!

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