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

drawing of a man making paper

“Man Creates Man” animated film, traditional Chinese paper-making

Inspired by the clay model of a house with nine human figurines placed inside it...

close up of a tribal elder's face in a skin cap with antlers

"Dream” animated film, “Smoke and Ocher” drama

“Dream”: Based on the art works of Mahmoud Farshchian...

Overhead view of a person and car in desert

Nick Card interview, “Artifact” film

 In a series of new and occasional interviews with archaeologist newsmakers...

Two cloth puppets on a stage

X-rays, carbon dating, Guatemala puppeteers

In ArchaeoDuck's Virtual Field School, Dr. Derek Pitman demonstrates the uses of x-ray...

overhead image of a ancient Gallo-roman reaper in a field with two field hands

Ancient reaper

The Gallo-Roman reaper, or vallus, is an amazing agricultural instrument...

woman's face, close up with her eyes closed

ArchaeoDuck: Corpses seen in the movies

See two episodes of ArchaeoDuck...