Burials provide us with time-capsules of ancient cultures, and the bones of our ancestors yield clues about ancient life.
Funerary rituals show us what people thought about mortality; how they felt about loss; what they believed came next. From the deviant burials of the Romans to mapping changing religious beliefs against the tombs of the Anglo-Saxons, from Thomas Becket to the Archers of the Mary Rose, Buried provides an alternative history to modern Britain. Using both archaeological finds and cutting-edge DNA research, Professor Alice Roberts sheds fresh light on how people lived by examining how they died.
Professor Alice Roberts is an academic, author and broadcaster, specialising in human anatomy, physiology, evolution, archaeology and history. In 2001, Alice made her television debut on Channel 4’s Time Team, and went on to write and present The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us and Ice Age Giants on BBC2. She is also the presenter of the popular TV series Digging for Britain. Alice has been a Professor of Public Engagement with Science at the University of Birmingham since 2012.