Drowning in the swamp of bad TV: Unearthed at Stonehenge

10 07 2017

Mike Pitts – Digging Deeper

Skeletons of StonehengeThe Science Channel posted a link to a film clip a couple of days ago, to promote a new film, apparently called Skeletons of Stonehenge. The piece is headed, “Clues found in ancient skeletons buried at Stonehenge reveal a series of murders.” (Hint as to where this is going: the bone above is not from Stonehenge.)

Many readers of this blog will already smell something wrong. We have only two skeletons from Stonehenge. Both men (as they were) died violently, so we might very broadly say they were murdered. But they died 3,000 years apart. Two deaths separated by three millennia suggests a very strange serial killer.

The programme is in a strand called Unearthed. The clip is three minutes long. It’s worth quoting the narrative at length.

“The body of a man dumped in a shallow grave in the middle of Stonehenge

“Could this man’s bones reveal a sinister…

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