Behavior: Reliving the Iron Age in Britain

Volunteers turn back the clock for the BBC

Helen Elphick stands in the rain at the edge of a 6-ft. pile of cow dung, feeding two grotesque pigs, both part wild boar. Inside the smoky communal hut, couples in hides and rough wool garments squat around the fire, spit-roasting a heavy pork leg and preparing sausages and black pudding made from skin, offal and gut. John Rossetti sheds his clothes, steps into a wood tub and begins to scrub off five days' grime with clay and hot water. John Rockcliff enters through the goatskin door,...

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