Inside Out, BBC One South West – Monday 8 September 8.00 pm
TV presenter Mike Dilger joins the team of experts working on the contents of an internationally important prehistoric burial discovered in Dartmoor National Park.
When archaeologists unearthed the contents contained within the burial cist on Whitehorse Hill in a remote part of Dartmoor in 2012, they had no idea they were about to find an internationally important collection of prehistoric remains.
Academics and scientists alike were fascinated by the well preserved findings from this prehistoric cremation burial which allowed them one of the best glimpses into life in Bronze Age southern England that they have ever had.
Millions of viewers have witnessed the unfolding story of this unique discovery in two previous BBC productions. Now, in this latest programme, Presenter Mike Dilger follows the work to uncover the last secrets of this ancient burial before the discoveries go on display to the public for the first time.
This wonderful discovery reminds us that England’s fragile upland peatlands preserve a wealth of evidence about the lives and landscapes of our ancestors.
- See Inside Out at 8.00 pm, Monday 8 September on BBC One South West.
- Visit Whitehorse Hill: a prehistoric Dartmoor discovery – a partnership exhibition between Dartmoor National Park and Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. Exhibition opens 13 September – 13 December 2014