Featured Videos

Strata - October 2016

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Roman lead coffin burial in England; Maya rain ceremony

Metal detectorists discover a lead coffin in a field near Ilchester in Somerset, England. The local police call in the archaeologists. Paul Hixon participated as a student in an ethnobotany field school in the Yucatan, Mexico...

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Dive Into History: The Shipwrecks of Biscayne National Park - Episode VI, S.S. Arratoon Apcar

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Location: Florida, USA       Length: 6 min.

Divers and snorkelers can tour six shipwrecks on the Maritime Heritage Trail in Biscayne National Park. In 1878, a coal-laden steamer, the Arratoon Apcar ran aground near the Fowey Rocks Lighthouse…

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Unearthing the Anglo Saxons

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Location: United Kingdom       Length: 11 min.

English blacksmiths are commissioned to make a pattern-welded replica of a Saxon sword. This sword was buried with its owner and lay underground for 1500 years until it was found by archaeologists…

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Climate Change in National Parks: Culture and History on Jamestown Island

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Location: Virginia, USA        Length: 8 min.

Jamestown Island, Virginia, is the location of the first permanent English colony in North America, but many of the archaeological sites on the island are at risk of being lost by sea level rise and coastal erosion--a threat that extends…

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Strata - September 2016

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Tehran 2015; Temple of the Giants

ALI Director Rick Pettigrew attended the 2015 edition of the Cinema Verite Iran International Documentary Film Festival at the organizers’ invitation. The affluent Greek city of Akragas in Sicily; an ambitious tyrant; an incredible victory over the most dreaded enemy; a temple of colossal proportions...

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Featured Audio

Audio News from Archaeologica, 9 October 2016 - 15 October 2016

Early Western contact with China; salinity and Ancestral Puebloan farming; Minoan burial in Greece; whole cannabis plants in northwest China burial.

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Audio News from Archaeologica, 2 October 2016 - 8 October 2016

Dog’s tooth documents Mesolithic British journey; roasting pit in Alberta; DNA and the origins of Polynesians; Anatolian stela documents rental agreement.

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Audio News from Archaeologica, 25 September 2016 - 1 October 2016

Roman coins on Okinawa; dueling Maya kings in Guatemala; Petra water system; botanical Bronze Age specimens in Lancaster

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Audio News from Archaeologica, 18 September 2016 - 24 September 2016

Antikythera shipwreck bones; world’s oldest fishhooks in Okinawa cave; world’s oldest indigo-dyed fabric in Peru; x-ray technology reads biblical scroll from Israel

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Audio News from Archaeologica, 11 September 2016 - 17 September 2016

Deep manure at stable in Israel; Inuit hunter guides searchers to lost ship; stinky cheese in Danish Bronze Age pot; controversial oil pipeline in North Dakota

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