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    DescriptionFor hundreds of thousands of years our ancestors have walked these isles burying, dropping and throwing away their belongings, and now these treaures lie waiting for us, keeping their secrets until we uncover them once more. Every year, hundreds of vaulable artefacts are discovered by ordinary members of the British public. Here in Britain's Secret Treasures, which accompanies the ITV series, the British Museum chooses eighty of the most fascinating finds ever reported and Mary-Ann Ochota shares with us the moving histories that bring each piece to life. There is also a detailed chapter showing you how you can get involved in archaeology too. From hoards of Roman gold and Bronze Age drinking vessels to tiny Viking spindle whorls and weapons from dozens of wars, all manner of treasures are described here. Some help prove that our ancestors were alive over half a million years ago, some saw their modern-day finders receive a generous reward, all provide an insight into the wonderful, dynamic, colourful history of our nation.


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    Title
    Britain's Secret Treasures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary-Ann Ochota
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 780 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780755365739
    ISBN 10: 0755365739
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    BIC subject category V2: WTHM
    LC classification: DA
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    DC23: 914.1048612
    Publisher
    Headline Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Headline Book Publishing
    Publication date
    01 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mary-Ann Ochota is an anthropologist, broadcaster and writer. She's part of the presenting team for Britain's Secret Treasures, revealing the secret stories behind these compelling artefacts. She has an MA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge University, and makes programmes exploring subjects as diverse as feral children, Roman bread, and beards. She lives in London with her husband, children's author Joe Craig and their rescue dog, Harpo. She's a keen sailor, hiker, horserider and divemaster. www.maryannochota.com Follow @maryannochota on twitter