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Summary:In this program, experts explore the history of the British Isles from the ice age of 30,000 years ago to pre-Celtic times in search of evidence of the ancient Britons -- the Neolithic "Dawn People." From Orkney to Wessex, their ancient societies left enough archaeological evidence to answer some questions -- and to raise others. This has prompted much speculation about Stonehenge, the nature of the Britons' religious beliefs and rituals, and the extent of their geometrical and astronomical knowledge. Monuments and mysteries appear to be the chief legacies of those who dwelt during the dawn of civilization in ancient Britain.
Contributor:Prince, Les
Wood, Ruth
Harper, Kate
Provider:Eagle Rock Entertainment
Cromwell Productions
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects:Britons -- History
Stonehenge (England)
Great Britain -- History -- To 55 B.C
Great Britain -- Antiquities
Genre:Educational films
Credits:Writer, Les Prince ; producer, Ruth Wood ; camera, Jim Eglington, John MacKinnon, Mark Ewart ; executive producers, Bob Carruthers, Gary Russell ; analysis, Paul Jackson, Les Prince. Narrator, Kate Harper.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Films@UM Browse terms:Ancient Cultures
European Studies
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