Extreme Archaeology

Extreme Archaeology

  • 2004
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (17)

Led by three fearless female archaeologists, the EXA team will survive some of the world's toughest and most inaccessible regions to extract unique artifacts from the past. In each episode, the Charlie's Angels of archaeology, Dr. Alice Roberts, Katie Hirst and Dr. Meg Watters will infiltrate untouched prehistoric sites, using top quality equipment and their physical and mental guile.

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Death in Slaughter Stream
8. Death in Slaughter Stream
August 8, 2004
The team investigates a cave system recently discovered under the Forest of Dean on the border of England and South Wales. They are looking for ways to identify and date a series of bones possibly dating to the last ice age found over the last 13 years. Conditions are arduous and the expedition soon takes a heavy toll on a number of team members.
Shetland Fortress
7. Shetland Fortress
August 1, 2004
The team returns to the Shetland Islands, this time to investigate an iron age fortress known as Burgi Geos. Just getting the site proves a nightmare as the crew must cross some of the deepest peat bogs in Europe. As the team begins investigations it becomes more apparent that the site was far more than a simple fort. But why was there a community to protect in the first place.
Bay of Bones
6. Bay of Bones
July 25, 2004
In south west Wales the chance discovery of ancient coffins weathering out of a cliff face entice the team to examine who the graves belong to and how many people are actually buried in the area. As evidence is uncovered many of the team go through strange emotions as the truth about the site is revealed.
The Tintagel Connection
5. The Tintagel Connection
July 18, 2004
Tintagel a rocky outcrop on the Cornish coast has long been associated with the legends of King Arthur. The team needs to negotiate the rocky cliff faces to discover the truth about the site. Can they find evidence of inhabitation between the occupation of the Romans and the medieval conquest by the English?
Parys Mountain
4. Parys Mountain
July 11, 2004
The team travels to Parys Mountain on the island of Anglesey. They will investigate if a connection between two bronze aged copper mines can be found. Their efforts will be complicated by the crumbling nature of the workings. Only recently pumped dry the expectation is the whole Bronze Age mine operation will collapse in on itself in a matter of months. This is the ultimate one shot expedition.
Cannibals and Cavemen
3. Cannibals and Cavemen
July 4, 2004
The team travels to Culzean Castle in Scotland. Built on a headland the castle stands over a series of caves whose occupation and use remains unclear. The team discovers human remains and legends of cannibals inhabiting the caves resurface. Undaunted the team continues their work eventually unraveling the story of the remains, and the source of much of the human activity evident in the caves.
Living on the Edge
2. Living on the Edge
June 27, 2004
The team travel to the Shetland Islands to visit a remote outcrop known as the Kame of Isbister that has a series of enigmatic structures. They are the first archaeological team ever to investigate the crumbling headland, and with the fast rate of erosion possibly the last. They hope to prove the settlement was either a Monastic retreat or a leper colony. What they discover surprises everyone.
Bridge on the River Wye
1. Bridge on the River Wye
June 20, 2004
The team travel to the river Wye to investigate a strange formation that only appears at low tide. Conditions are a terrible combination of sucking mud and extreme tides. The team's goal is to confirm the formation they can see is part of a bridge built by the Romans during their invasion of Cornwall.
Description

Led by three fearless female archaeologists, the EXA team will survive some of the world's toughest and most inaccessible regions to extract unique artifacts from the past. In each episode, the Charlie's Angels of archaeology, Dr. Alice Roberts, Katie Hirst and Dr. Meg Watters will infiltrate untouched prehistoric sites, using top quality equipment and their physical and mental guile.Extreme Archaeology is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on June 20, 2004.

Extreme Archaeology is available for streaming on the Total Content Digital website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Extreme Archaeology on demand at Amazon Prime and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    June 20, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (17)