“30 Years of Time Team: New Episode Uncovers “Secrets of Wytch Farm” near Dorset’s Corfe Castle”

Dorset, May 16th, 2024 – Time Team, the beloved British archaeology programme, is set to celebrate its 30th anniversary with an exciting three-day dig at Wytch Farm, located near Corfe Castle in Dorset. The episodes, which will be available on the Time Team YouTube channel, will air throughout the weekend of May 17th-19th, with Day 1 launching on Friday, Day 2 on Saturday, and Day 3 on Sunday.

Originally airing on Channel 4 for 20 years, Time Team made a triumphant return in 2021, thanks to the support of dedicated Patreon subscribers and fans. The upcoming excavation at Wytch Farm was proposed by Time Team’s own Dr. Derek Pitman and promises to reveal fascinating insights into the region’s ancient history.

In collaboration with Harry Manley from Bournemouth University, Time Team’s initial test trench at Wytch Farm uncovered over 1,000 years of history, spanning the transition from the Iron Age to Roman Britain. This site, once inhabited by the Durotriges tribe during the Iron Age, provides a unique opportunity to explore their lifestyles, settlements, and burial practices.

Dr. Derek Pitman expressed his enthusiasm for the excavation, stating, “Ever since we first discovered the site, I have wanted to go back and conduct a full investigation. It was a dream come true to bring the might of Time Team to our project, and the discoveries were truly amazing! Purbeck has a rich, hidden archaeological story, and I am delighted that we get to share it with the world.”

Dr. Lawrence Shaw added, “It was also an honor to host Time Team’s 30th-anniversary celebration and bring together the team, old and new. The site is incredibly special and offers a unique window into Iron Age and Roman life in Dorset.”

The dig at Wytch Farm also marks a significant milestone for Time Team – the celebration of its 30th anniversary since the premiere of its debut episode in 1993. This monumental occasion highlights the programme’s enduring legacy and commitment to archaeological exploration over the past three decades.

Series Producer Tim Taylor remarked, “We couldn’t have chosen a better site to celebrate Time Team’s legacy and longevity. Here’s to the next 30 years of discovery!”

Returning for this special excavation are familiar faces, including presenter Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford, Prof. Carenza Lewis, Dr. John Gater, Prof. Stewart Ainsworth, and Dr. Helen Geake. They will be joined by some other old Time Team friends, Dr. Philippa Walton and Dr. Miles Russell.

Patreon members will have exclusive early access to Day 1 of the Wytch Farm dig and special behind-the-scenes content throughout the weekend.

Don’t miss the premiere of the Wytch Farm excavation episodes, filled with thrilling discoveries and expert insights, exclusively on the Time Team YouTube channel.

For more information and updates, visit https://www.timeteamdigital.com/ and follow Time Team on social media.

This news story is distributed by https://pressat.co.uk/.

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