Science and history come together in this series presented by Neil Oliver. DNA is being used to determined where each of the regional differences in Great Britain come from. This is an excellent series to show to a science class, especially in the genetics section of class.
The first episode covers the Celtic history of Britain, this is a look at what our ancestors left behind: our genetics. The first permanent Britons were hunter and gatherers. Neil Oliver starts off in Dartmoor and explores the Celtic fringe in order to determine how different that area is different from the rest of Britain. The geneticists go to Cornwall to gather samples and photos of the residences.
Oliver explores tin mining in Cornwall and the impact of mining. The Cornish Language has been making a comeback as language. Politician Ann Widdecome took part of the experiment and Neil Oliver explores what our names tell us about where we come from. Oliver also goes with local to gather photographs of the people to determine the regional look of the people and then compares the typical look to an ancient man.
Oliver then goes to Wales and tests how similar the Cornish Language is to the Welsh language as well as how related the Welsh and Cornish are to each other.
The episode concludes with the revelation of how Celtic or Anglo Saxon the participants are?
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