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Bone Detectives

Season 1
2020TV-14
There are stories hidden in bones-tales of battles, disease, trades, and tragedies from long ago that, with modern scientific analysis, begin to reveal their mysteries.
Starring
Victoria HerridgeRaksha DaveCarla Valentine
Genres
Documentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. The Isle of Thanet, Kent
    January 10, 2020
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    On the Isle of Thanet in Kent, the body of a Bronze Age woman found in a deep pit has been manipulated into a position where she is pointing at something. But at what?
  2. 2. Stoke Quay, Ipswitch
    January 17, 2020
    46min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    More than 1,400 bodies lay in a long-forgotten cemetery in Ipswich. Tori Herridge sees firsthand evidence on their bones of hard manual labor, disease, and murder.
  3. 3. Weyhill, Hampshire
    January 24, 2020
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The jumbled remains of more than 100 Anglo-Saxon men were denied Christian burial and thrown carelessly into graves. Who were they, and why were they buried this way?
  4. 4. Victoria Gate, Leeds
    September 25, 2020
    46min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Beneath a shopping arcade in Leeds, archaeologists discovered the remains of young people that reveal what life was like for the children of the Industrial Revolution.
  5. 5. Bristol
    October 2, 2020
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In a 19th-century Bristol graveyard, the bodies of 13 people whose skulls had been cut open reveal a link to a Bristol hospital, a celebrated surgeon, and body-snatching.
  6. 6. Amesbury, Wiltshire
    October 9, 2020
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Among eight Roman cemeteries near Amesbury, one grave has been disturbed, that of a middle-aged man who was stabbed and beheaded after his burial. Who did this, and why?
  7. 7. Beak, Caithness, Scotland
    October 16, 2020
    46min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A woman’s grave from the Early Bronze Age provides clues to who she might have been. Does she belong to the Beaker People, who migrated to Britain over 4,000 years ago?
  8. 8. Norton Priory, Cheshire
    October 23, 2020
    46min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The bones of people buried at a monastic site reveal a story of medieval knights, brutal murder, and generations of people afflicted by an ancient disease.

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Producers
Tern Television
Network
Acorn TV