The World of Stonehenge: Age of Bronze

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 9:00pm

Metal comes to Britain from Europe, and soon wealth, imports and exports create new social forces.

Age of Bronze, airing Monday, February 24, 2014 at 9 p.m. on WXXI, is a cutting edge voyage of discovery through the world of prehistoric Britain. Britain is extraordinarily rich in prehistory: monuments of stone, fragments of domestic life and the remains of people who walked the land thousands of years ago. Together, they add up to an amazing tale of survival, technological innovation and revolution which laid the foundations of modern society.

Now, former archaeologist Neil Oliver travels the British Isles to uncover this remarkable story. Tapping into the latest scientific detective work and experimental archaeology at the frontier of cutting edge research, he gets under the skin of this mysterious world and the lives of those who inhabited it.