Mary-Ann Ochota is an anthropologist, broadcaster and writer.
She has an MA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Cambridge University, and presents radio and TV programmes exploring subjects as diverse as feral children, global sanitation, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and prehistoric homes.
Mary-Ann is a familiar face on archaeology shows on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Smithsonian Channel/BBC2 special Stonehenge Empire/Operation Stonehenge, History Channel’s Ancient Impossible and the cult show Time Team.
Her first book, BRITAIN’S SECRET TREASURES (Headline), explored the secret stories behind eighty artefacts that changed our understanding of Britain’s history, all of them discovered by members of the public. It was a tie-in with the hit ITV series of the same name, in association with the British Museum.
Her latest title, HIDDEN HISTORIES: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape (Frances Lincoln), will help you discover intriguing archaeological features in the British landscape – from prehistoric burial mounds to early churches and ancient highways.
Mary-Ann is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an Ordnance Survey GetOutside Champion.