Time Team America

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  • TV-PG
  • 2009
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.9  (31)

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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The Lost Pueblo Village
4. The Lost Pueblo Village
 
From PBS - In Cortez, Colorado, the Team explores the Dillard site, a village that some 1500 years ago was home to people of the Basketmaker III era, a culture that advanced itself with technologies like farming, pottery, and the bow and arrow. The innovations of the Basketmaker III era led to the complex, beautiful Ancestral Pueblo cliff dwellings of the nearby Mesa Verde region. Recent discoveries at the Dillard site"located at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center"lead researchers to ask: was this site more than just a village? Was this concentrated settlement the scene of a turning point in human history? Time Team America hopes to help solve the mystery.
Lost Civil War Prison
3. Lost Civil War Prison
 
From PBS - In the fall of 1864 the Confederate Army marched Union prisoners into a hastily built compound called Camp Lawton in Jenkins County, Georgia. The population mushroomed to more than 10,000 in just six weeks. Then, as Sherman's army approached, guards and prisoners alike were forced to flee. Abandoned, the camp disappeared into the forest and remained undisturbed for over a century, until a team from Georgia Southern University surveyed the site. They found what appeared to be on wall from the camp stockade wall, Civil War era coins, a daguerreotype, and more. The rest of the story was waiting to be uncovered. Time Team America joined the effort to map the entire stockade and learn more about this important moment in the nation's history.
The Bones of Badger Hold, OK
2. The Bones of Badger Hold, OK
August 19, 2014
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.
The Search for Josiah Henson, MD
1. The Search for Josiah Henson, MD
August 19, 2014
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.
Time Team America
Time Team America

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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.Time Team America is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on July 8, 2009.

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Time Team America is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Time Team America on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play, Hoopla and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    July 8, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (31)