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Time Team America is a scientific reality show in which a group of archaeologists and other experts are given a time period to excavate a site. Each team is assigned a certain dig and are required uncover buried secrets through every means. These sites that are assigned are historically known sites all across the nation.

The team is given 72 hours to uncover these mysteries and it shows that it is a race against time. In one episode, the team is to look for evidence of the Lost Colony and determine what life would have been like for the original settlers. The group will also travel to South Carolina to uncover evidence of the first human inhabitants. This team also searches for a school founded in the first town founded by free African Americans. In some of the digs the Time Team joins current ongoing research groups.

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2 Seasons, 9 Episodes
Documentary & Biography
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Time Team America Full Episode Guide

  • The Lost Pueblo Village

  • Lost Civil War Prison

  • From PBS - At Badger Hole, Oklahoma, the Time Team America crew excavates what may be the largest Folsom-period bison kill site in North America. Long extinct, Bison Antiquus roamed the plains 10,000 years ago. How were Paleoindian hunters able to kill so many of these massive bison--weighing 1500 pounds each--without the help of bows and arrows or even horses? The lives of these ancient ancestors seem elusive, but by investigating bison bones, arrowheads and more, the Team discovers clues about their habitat, hunting range, and their ingenuity that will help us understand them.

  • From PBS - Josiah Henson's 1849 autobiography inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and galvanized abolitionists. But for 30 years, he was enslaved here, on what was once a 270-acre plantation run by Isaac Riley. An acre of land and an old house are all that remain. Time Team America descends on an upscale DC suburb, digging for clues beneath the manicured lawn, and peeling back layers of the old kitchen floor to tell the story of one of the most important Americans of the 19th century.

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