Mary-Ann Ocho­ta

Mary-Ann is a broadcaster and writer, specialising in anthropology, archaeology and social history, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Mary-Ann has presented shows for all the major broadcasters, including cult archaeology show Time Team, BBC2’s Britain Afloat, and History Channel’s Ancient Impossible. She’s a regular host on the BBC World Service ‘Why Factor’ series, exploring human behaviour around the world. Her next TV series about British archaeological mysteries, will be on later this year. She writes regularly for newspapers and magazines including the Telegraph, Countryfile Magazine, and Trail.

Her first book, Britain’s Secret Treasures, explored the stories behind archaeological artefacts discovered by members of the public.

Her second, Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape, reveals the features everyone can spot in the historical landscapes around us.

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