This is the first episode to feature Alex Langlands & Mary-Ann Ochota.
Tony: We're on this beautiful, but extremely wild part of the Welsh coast to tackle a baffling archaeological mystery. We're going to try and uncover secrets that have remained hidden since the Dark Ages and beyond. There is only one problem - our site is over there, on that island. It's called Gateholm and it's got to be one of the most dangerous and inaccessible places we've every excavated. Incredibly, Gateholm seems to have been inhabited. Although whether it was by Celts or Vikings, or Druids, no-one knows. Who would want to set up home over there? To get over there, we've got use this zip wire. It could be the toughest Time Team we've ever attempted. Tell my wife I love her!
Tony: Will the archaeology be worth risking my life for? I hope so.
Phil: Oh, what, that is stunning! You stick that in the end of an arrow shaft or some'at like that and you've got a very very lethal projectile point. If ever we needed proof we're into the Mesolithic, this is it.
Tony: This morning we thought we had an early Christian settlement, but now it's looking increasing like it's Romano-British.
Tony: You know often by this stage on Time Team I'm getting really nervous because there are so many unresolved issues but on this island I kind of like the fact that it's so mysterious.
Raksha: I know, what's going on?
Tony: It seems that generation upon generation set up home on this exposed rocky outcrop. What drew them here?
International Air Dates:
Australia: 17th April 2012
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