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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Alien myth-busting; medieval city in India

Dr. Chloe Duckworth, alias “ArchaeoDuck,” covers the archaeology behind a news story from 2016... 

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Archaeology explained; Plains Indians town

In this inaugural video blog by Dr. Chloe Duckworth, she takes a stab at explaining what archaeology is... 

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Lanzhou Waterwheel; Iranian New Year ritual

The art of making the Lanzhou Waterwheel was all but lost in the 21st century. Duan Yicun, the 20th descendent... 

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Javanese gong; Bridge of Avignon

This is a short documentary about the forging of a Javanese Gamelan gong, highlighting the rhythmic nature...

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Vikings; Dakota Access Pipeline

 In the eighth century, after centuries of trade contact, the Vikings set sail in their clinker-built ships to many parts of the world...

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Temple of Victory; Solomon Islands carver

In 480 BC, Greek cities of Sicily soundly defeated a massive Carthaginian force at the first Battle of Himera. Himera then built the Temple of Victory...