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.

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Making cropmarks; the last of his people in Russia

Dr. Chloe Duckworth, aka “ArchaeoDuck,” shows how crop marks can reveal archaeological sites...

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H to Z of Archaeology; Peruvian scissors dance

Dr. Chloe Duckworth, engagingly defines terms used in archaeology, from Historical Archaeology to Zooarchaeology...

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Typology and seriation; history of salt in Alicante Province, Spain

Dr. Chloe Duckworth, aka “ArchaeoDuck,” tells us that some of the most vital tools for archaeologists are typology and seriation... 

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The Power of Stuff; Early humans in Congo Basin

Why do we study stuff?  What's the point in “material culture studies,” when we have texts to guide us?... 

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The Medici Fortress of Arezzo

This documentary traces the fundamental historical steps that led the Medici ruler, Cosimo the First, to establish the recently restored Medici Fortress... 

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Ships aground in desiccated Iranian lake

Focusing on the Iranian sailor-turned-farmer, Soleiman, this film highlights the plight of Lake Urmia, the largest lake in the Middle East...