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In this nonfiction series, forensic geologist Scott Wolter travels across America, looking for secrets and surprises. Although Wolter is not trained as a historian, the series tends to focus more on history than geology. The series originally aired from 2012-2015, and a potential revival was announced in 2019.

History Channel
4 Seasons, 45 Episodes
December 9, 2012
History
5.8/10
Cast: Scott Wolter
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America Unearthed Full Episode Guide

  • Scott Wolter inspects mysterious carvings on a stone that may prove the ancient Phoenicians made it to America over 1,000 years before Christopher Columbus.

  • Scott Wolter investigates a sensational new theory about the identity of Jack the Ripper. He also uncovers a connection between the ritualistic patterns of the Ripper murders and the Freemasons.

  • Scott Wolter travels to Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, to check out a mysterious cave that may have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.

  • Scott Wolter bushwhacks his way through the jungles of Veracruz, Mexico, as he investigates ancient artifacts that could shatter the archaeological record forever and change everything we know about our place in the universe.

  • Scott Wolter travels to Arizona to verify the origin of alleged Viking artifacts found in the desert. If proven authentic the bronze pieces could substantiate claims that the Vikings made it all the way down to the American Southwest.

  • Forensic Geologist Scott Wolter discovers surprising new secrets and sites, linking the Knights Templar to cryptic symbols.

  • Forensic Geologist Scott Wolter returns to his roots, gathering new evidence to support the theory that started him down the path of investigating mysterious artifacts and sites in the United States.

  • Bigfoot sightings are pervasive along the West coast, but lately, reports of the big beast have started popping up in Minnesota--Scott Wolter's home state--and he heads to investigate.

  • Examining Egyptian symbolism found in New York City.

  • Scott Wolter investigates a 3000-pound boulder hidden inside the Chicago History Museum's secret storage location. The Waubansee Stone used to be even bigger when it sat along the Chicago River outside Fort Dearborn. Known as the city's oldest piece of art, the stone features the face of a man with closed eyes, parted lips and a chin beard. Some think it was an homage to a local Native American chief, but others believe the stone may have had a more sinister use hundred of years earlier. Scott's search for the truth about the Waubansee stone results in a wild romp through important events in the history of Chicago--from ancient to modern times--in which the Waubansee Stone always seems to have played a role.

  • Scott Wolter is drawn into an epic quest to prove whether French fur traders were actually in the U.S. on a secret mission to steal pre-Columbian land claims placed at a much earlier time.

  • Just east of the San Francisco Bay Area are the Berkeley Hills Walls--remnants of a massive, stone wall that stretches a distance of over fifty miles. The wall segments are up to six feet high in some places and are constructed of tightly fit limestone boulders. Scott is in intrigued by the fact that nobody knows who built the wall or even what purpose it serves. The only historical precedent for a miles-long, manmade, ancient wall is the Great Wall of China. Could ancient Asiatic explorers have made it all the way to the North American West Coast? In investigating the theory, Scott uncovers other evidence that could suggest the Chinese with their massive maritime fleet made it to the New World, using maps that were in the possession of Kublai Khan. He also discovers evidence that European explorers knew about China's epic voyages, including Italian explorer Marco Polo.

  • A set of mysterious numbers supposedly linked to buried treasure are examined.

  • Treasure that was supposedly lost during the Battle of the Little Bighorn is sought after.

  • The Appalachian Mountains hold many legends, one of which says a 7-clawed giant has left a mark on a massive rock. This rock is sacred to Cherokee people; others say the symbols aren't Native. Trying to set the record straight on this controversial stone, Scott Wolter heads to Appalachia.

  • The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine, the most famous lost mine in American history, was supposedly discovered but kept secret by a German immigrant named Jacob Waltz in the 19th century. Is a true story or tall tale?

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