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Video News from TAC - June 2014

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Biscayne shipwrecks: unnamed vessel; Jamestown Colony; Saxon sword replica

 

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 (1) Divers and snorkelers can tour six shipwrecks on the Maritime Heritage Trail in Biscayne National Park.  One of these is an unnamed 19th Century wooden sailing vessel.  (2) Jamestown Island, Virginia, is the location of the first permanent English colony in North America, but archaeological sites there face a serious threat from sea level rise and erosion.  (3) English blacksmiths make a pattern-welded replica of a Saxon sword that lay buried with its owner for 1500 years before its archaeological recovery in the 1980s.

Video News from TAC - May 2014

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Rovereto 2013; Biscayne shipwrecks: Lugano; Tauste

 

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(1) ALI Executive Director Rick Pettigrew visited Rovereto, Italy, in October 2013 to serve on the jury for the annual International Review of Archaeological Cinema.  (2) Divers and snorkelers can tour six shipwrecks on the Maritime Heritage Trail in Biscayne National Park.  The British steamer Lugano ran aground in a storm in 1913.  (3) In the Spanish town of Tauste, excavators uncovered a large Moorish cemetery dating from the 8th to the 11th Century.  Now we know that early Tauste was much larger and more complex than formerly thought.

Video News from TAC - April 2014

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Biscayne shipwrecks: Mandalay; Hidden Cave

 

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(1) Divers and snorkelers can tour six shipwrecks on the Maritime Heritage Trail in Biscayne National Park.  Before her complete ruin upon the reefs in 1966, the yacht Mandalay was an impressive two-masted sailing ship.  (2) Formed under the tumultuous waves of Pleistocene Lake Lahontan, Hidden Cave was sealed from access until the indigenous people of the Carson Sink in western Nevada 3,800-3,500 years ago discovered it.  But then it became an important part of their lives as they harvested the natural foods of their land.

Video News from TAC - March 2014

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Biscayne shipwrecks: Alicia; Iran 2013; Magnetometry at Ocmulgee

 

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(1) Divers and snorkelers can tour six shipwrecks on the Maritime Heritage Trail in Biscayne National Park.  The Alicia ran aground in the Bay in 1905.  (2) In December 2013, ALI Executive Director Rick Pettigrew served as a juror in Tehran for the Cinema Verite Iran International Documentary Film Festival.  (3) In 2011, geophysical instruments maker, Geometrics, teamed with University of Georgia Ph.D. student Dan Bigman to perform a magnetometer survey at Ocmulgee National Monument to image buried features.

Video News from TAC - February 2014

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Guam: The Ocean Oasis

 

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Separated by 1500 miles from the nearest large land mass, Guam saw the first human migrants 3500 or more years ago.  These colonists participated in the longest over-water migration in human history up to that point and became the native Chamorros of Guam and its sister islands.  Their cultural identity lives on despite centuries of colonialism, devastation in war and the influences of the modern global economy.  After bridge construction reveals human burials in an ancient village site, the ALI film team explores the native culture and its people.

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Audio News from Archaeologica, 29 June - 5 July 2014

The Colosseum as a Medieval housing complex; pre-Inuit hunters on Hudson Bay; stunning bowl from early Medieval Holland; Peruvian desert cemetery highlights unknown culture

Audio News from Archaeologica, 22 June - 28 June 2014

Spectacular Bronze  Age burial in Georgia; talking knots unearthed in Peru; turture and massacre at Colorado site; Turkish demolitions expose amphitheater

Audio News from Archaeologica, 15 June - 21 June 2014

Rare genetic trait in  Bronze Age Siberian skeleton; northwestern Australian cave dates to at least 45,000 years; hunting gear revealed by melting Yukon ice; evidence of ancient plague in Egypt

Audio News from Archaeologica, 8 June - 14 June 2014

Maya council house in Guatemala; Celtic warrior in southwest England; Roman temple in northwest England; WWII POW camp in Scotland

Audio News from Archaeologica, 1 June - 7 June 2014

Angkor Wat wall paintings; Haida Gwaii underwater survey; early trousers in far western China; Roman temple in northern France

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