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Ancient Briton

BBC Spotlight's David George investigates bronze age sites in Cornwall

The South West has more ancient monuments than anywhere else in the country providing a rich history of how people used to live.

As part of our continuing series on Ancient Britons, BBC Spotlight's David George, helped by archaeologists, and enthusiasts, has been looking at bronze age sites in Cornwall.

Many of these ancient monuments have survived because the high places have not been developed.

Lower down farmers ploughs have removed much of the evidence.

The film above covers "The Hurlers" on Bodmin Moor the highest part of Cornwall, Traboe Barrow - a bronze age burial site on Goonhilly downs, and Rough Tor aerial photographs which clearly show a village of bronze age roundhouses.

History of Ancient Briton can be seen on Wednesdays at 9pm on BBC 2.

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