BBC Two - The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice with Alice Roberts and Neil OliverNot a ray of sunshine illuminated the landscapes that were explored in this stormy programme, the first of a three-part history of the Celts. That last claim though was slightly vitiated by roaring reconstructions of the Battle of Allia near Rome, about BC. The Romans were defeated by the charges of numerically much inferior forces in that encounter, their then amateur army unprepared for the ferocity, skill and strategy of the Celts under their leader Brennus. The sack of Rome was to follow. Cue much snarling from bearded Celts with filthy faces in one of those atmospheric but unbelievable enactments television producers think the viewer needs. What did come across vividly was the sheer sense of history as a detective story. A novelty was the two-hander narration, with anthropologist Alice Roberts alternating with archaeologist Neil Oliver to present this story of powerful tribal peoples battling for survival against the more sophisticated Romans.
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The Celts: Blood, Iron and Sacrifice
Sign in. In episode three, the Roman army turns its attention to an island of rich resources, powerful tribes and druids and advanced military equipment - Britain. We tell the story of the Celts's last stand The Celtic tribes turned from traders into professional warriors, mercenaries and conquerors, spreading over most of Europe and even Galatia, in Asia Minor. That was one of the first parts to fall to Mary Elizabeth Winstead takes a cue from her latest film Gemini Man to prepare her younger self for a life in Hollywood. Watch now.
Posted on 9 October With its first episode aired on Tuesday evening, a new three-part documentary series from the BBC follows anthropologist Professor Alice Roberts and archaeologist Neil Oliver going in search of the Celts - one of the world's most mysterious ancient civilisations. With a firm date for these monuments in the mid 7th century BC, they are now widely recognized as containing the earliest written Celtic yet discovered. This new approach challenges the traditional view of Celtic origins in west-central Europe during the Iron Age about BC. As part of the exhibition a panel discussion, In search of the Celts: beyond art, language and genetics , will take place on the 16th October at 6. Chaired by his AEMA-project co-investigator Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe of Oxford, John Koch will join an interdisciplinary panel and discuss how the notion of Celticity has been applied to numerous fields including art, culture, archaeology and even genetics. They will examine the evidence from each field, and shine a light on the conflicting perspectives they often present. You need to log in to contribute.
Series exploring the Celts. The first part looks at the origins of the ancient civilisation in the Alps of Central Europe and the moment of first contact with the Romans. Anthropologist Professor Alice Roberts and archaeologist Neil Oliver go in search of the Celts - one of the world's most mysterious ancient people.
Sadly I was disappointed. Back in , Iron Age specialist J. I continue to love this article, and I still make my students read it. It represents a watershed in how we approach the pre-Roman Iron Age. As archaeologists, we collect the evidence that past people left behind; almost forensic now in our method.