Featured Videos

Dive Into History: The Shipwrecks of Biscayne National Park - Episode IV, S.S. Lugano

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Location: Florida, USA        Length: 5 min.

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.  Lugano was passing through the waters of Biscayne National Park…

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Strata - August 2016

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Reading Herculaneum scrolls; historic British Columbia and Nevada miner

About 2000 years ago, Mt. Vesuvius in southern Italy exploded, carbonizing a private library in Herculaneum.  The papyrus scrolls are extremely fragile and many have been damaged. William Culverville, a British miner in the Cariboo mining district of British Columbia, skedaddled (i.e., escaped debts) to Nevada.  While driving a stagecoach...

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Rovereto 2013

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Location: Rovereto, Italy        Length: 4 min.

ALI Executive Director Rick Pettigrew visited Rovereto, Italy, in October 2013 to serve on the jury for the annual International Review of Archaeological Cinema, one of the leading international competitions for cultural heritage film…

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Dive Into History: The Shipwrecks of Biscayne National Park - Episode III, S.V. Mandalay

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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.  Before her ruin upon the reefs in 1966, the yacht Mandalay was an impressive two-masted sailing ship.   Originally built in 1928, she was christened Hardi Biaou…

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Strata - July 2016

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Historic Idaho charcoal kilns; Scottish coastal town; Anglo-Saxon sword

The Birch Creek Charcoal Kilns are a group of beehive-shaped clay charcoal kilns near Leadore, Idaho, built in 1886 to produce charcoal to smelt lead and silver ore from the nearby Viola Mine. Brora, Scotland, is where a volunteer-based excavation recorded...

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Featured Audio

Audio News from Archaeologica, 14 August 2016 - 20 August 2016

Oregon biface cache; Neolithic post circle in England; astrochonology proposed; Chinese tomb links to central Asia

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Audio News from Archaeologica, 7 August 2016 - 13 August 2016

DNA and the ice-free corridor; Persian inscription at ancient Greek city in Russia; Copper Age earthworks in Spain; large Hawaiian coastal petroglyphs

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Audio News from Archaeologica, 31 July 2016 - 6 August 2016

Cahokia burials include females; rich Cretan tomb; the Alamo’s main gate; an ancient flood and China’s first royal dynasty

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Audio News from Archaeologica, 24 July 2016 - 30 July 2016

Ice Age ropemaking tool in Germany; Spanish colonial fort in South Carolina; Egyptian statue fragment in Israel; new thoughts on Polynesia-Native America contact

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Audio News from Archaeologica, 17 July 2016 - 23 July 2016

Early Puerto Rico colonists’ cave inscriptions; ancient Chinese capital canal system; new Mesopotamia chronology; Neolithic shepherds in Egypt’s Western Desert

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