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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Quivira: Conquistadors on the Plains

Spanish conquistadors four centuries ago, vainly searching for riches in the North American heartland, encountered a remarkable American civilization that eventually faded from memory.  After a new look at an old Spanish journal and a long-ignored map...

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Mariana Islands latte stones, Part 2; Life at Roman Baths

The megalithic ruins known as latte symbolize the ancient culture of the Chamorro people of the Mariana Islands. In ancient Rome, public bath houses provided diverse facilities for health by water, or Salus Per Aquam (SPA).  A virtual reproduction of the baths...

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Historic Norwegian farm; Mariana Islands latte stones, Part 1

The stream at the historic farm of Havrå connects the mountain, the field and the fjord.  Havrå, whose history stretches back to the Bronze Age, is protected by the Norwegian government. The megalithic ruins known as latte symbolize the ancient culture of the Chamorro people of the Mariana Islands...

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Church of St. George at Akrefnio

March the 15th, 1311. On a plain in central Greece, two armies are facing each other. On one side, Frankish knights from the Duchy of Athens. On the other side, their Catalan mercenaries ofthe Catalan Company demanding more benefits. The Frankish knights lose the battle and perish almost to the last...

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Islands of Darkness; Louisiana plantation site

Vanuatu has unusually high cultural diversity compared to other Pacific islands outside of New Guinea; Beneath almost a century of south Louisiana’s riotous vegetation, the Louisiana State University Rural Life Museum carried out the most extensive archaeological project to date...


American Revolutionary War fort

Dan Elliott of the LAMAR Institute set out to document Carr’s Fort, a fortified farmstead used during the American Revolutionary War. The fort originally was commanded by Captain Robert Carr and housed his 100 patriot troops.  In February of 1779, the woods of north Georgia were bristling with small skirmishes between the patriots and the British...