Ray Mears journeys back in time to find out what our Stone Age ancestors would have eaten, in this major new series for BBC Two.
Today, our bodies are the same as those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, but our diets are very different. Microwave meals and fast-food snacks are light years away from a diet of wilted nettles and berries. In an age where obesity is a growing problem in Britain, Ray asks if there is something to be learnt by looking at the diets of our Stone Age ancestors.
Combining archaeological findings from around the world with his own extensive knowledge of the hunter-gatherer lifestyle, Ray pieces together a picture of our ancestors' diet.
Professor Gordon Hillman, an expert in the use of plants through the ages, is on hand to shed light on the leaves, roots, berries and nuts that people would have eaten and to show viewers how they would have cooked them.
Part 1: Australia
In the first programme, Ray travels to the other side of the planet to hear from Australian Aboriginals about what food means to a hunter-gatherer and the role it plays in their culture as well as their society. Along with many other discoveries, the trip sees Ray sample that most iconic of "bush tucker": the witchetty grub, a huge maggot that lives in the roots of the witchetty bush
Part 2: Coast
Ray finds out just what Britain's coast had to offer our ancestors, as he explores the Wild Food that tickled the taste buds of Stone Age man.
Part 3: Wetlands
Ray and Professor Gordon Hillman, an expert in the use of plants through the ages, look at the marshes and waterways which our ancestors used for travelling and as an abundant source of food.
Part 4: Summer Harvest
Summer Harvest shows that our ancestors would have had access to a wide variety of plant foods, but meat would have been the staple in their diet.
Part 5: Woodland
For our ancestors, Autumn would have been the last chance to gather food before winter stole much of it away. Ray travels to the island of Colonsay in Scotland to investigate
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Audio Languages: English
RunTime Per Part: 58 mins.
Number Of Parts: 5
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