A new series kicks off on BBC tonight where Dr Amanda Foreman travels the world to relate and cross-examine the stories of the women who made and changed human history, from 10,000 BC to the present day. She begins by exploring the roles women played in early civilisations, visiting Turkey to take in Catalhoyuk, which is thought to be one of the world's earliest settlements, and one where unexpected notions of gender are believed to have developed.