Strata: Portraits of HumanityStrata: Portraits of Humanity

Strata: Portraits of Humanity is a monthly half-hour newsmagazine-style show. Each episode of the human story is a portrait building on the many layers of the human experience. This is a record we are just beginning to uncover. From that perspective, Strata delivers in-depth coverage of a wide variety of archaeological and cultural heritage topics all around the world.

Strata: Portraits of Humanity on Cable TV

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Naval power of Athens; traditional scarf of Iran

Following the all-important Battle of Salamis in 480 BC, Athenians came into the golden age of their naval bases...

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Secrets of ancient Paros; French royal mistress poisoned by gold

In retribution for siding with the Persians in 492 BC, the wealthy Greek island of Paros suffered the loss of its unique sanctuary to Apollo and Artemis...

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Nevada Native American pipe-maker; drama in pre-Roman Gaul

Hilman Tobey, a Northern Paiute living at Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, made stone-bowled pipes for use in traditional ceremonies...

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Organic residues in pots; Passamaquoddy language keeper

Fats, oils and waxes persist for thousands of years in pottery, so organic residue analysis provides us with totally new insight into...

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Bronze Age lake-dwellers

Resting on stilts on the margins of lakes and marshes in northern Italy were the houses of the Bronze Age Polada Culture...

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People of Lombok; Maori warrior; Byzantine icon

Despite the influence of Balinese kings, Dutch traders and the modern world, many indigenous Sasak villages...