Five skeletons could change archaeology | Miles Russell | TEDxBournemouthUniversity

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What are the popular stereotypes about archeologists? Are they all Lara Crofts and Indiana Jones-s? Dr Miles Russell gives some greats insights about the reality of being an archeologists and proves that skeletons are more valuable for society than ancient golden treasures.

Dr Miles Russell is a senior lecturer in prehistoric and Roman archaeology with over 30 years of experience in archaeological fieldwork and publication. He has conducted fieldwork in England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Germany, Sicily and Russia. He is director of Regnum and co-director of the Durotriges Project, both investigating the transition from the Iron Age to Roman period across SE and SW Britain. He gained his doctorate, on Neolithic monumental architecture, in 2000 and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2006.

Miles is a regular contributor to TV and radio including Time Team, Timewatch, The Seven Ages of Britain and Stonehenge: what lies beneath. He has authored 13 books including Piltdown Man: the Secret Life of Charles Dawson, Monuments of the British Neolithic: the roots of Architecture and Flint Mines in Neolithic Britain.

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