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26 August 2019



10h 50m 54s
  • Duration: 28m 26s

    Dr. Mark Van Stone reads the Creation story on Quiriguá Stela C, the late Eighth Century monument in Guatemala which tells us the myth of the "Planting of the Three-Stone Hearth (of Creation)." This creation myth has a connection with current fears that the world will end in 2012.

  • Duration: 28m 11s

    Dr. Mark Van Stone, a leading expert on the Mayan calendar and the significance of 2012, reads the story of a powerful Mayan king on Quiriguá Stela D, a late Eighth Century stone monument in Guatemala. A French team of experimental archaeologists stamps coins in an effort to recreate the “Silver Owl” coins of the Fifth Century B.C. Greek city-state of Athens.

  • Duration: 28m 18s

     People have been making wine in Cyprus for thousands of years, so the Cypriots are thoroughly familiar with all facets of the wine industry and long ago developed their own distinctive wine culture. In the 1860s, Aurora, a mining boom town in western Nevada, was home to a Chinese population for which history is mute.

  • Duration: 28m 9s

    Dr. Mark Van Stone, a leading expert on the Mayan calendar and the significance of 2012, describes the front of Quiriguá Stela K, a Guatemalan stone monument carved in AD 805, just before the Maya Collapse. The USDA Forest Service investigates the extent and significance of the prehistoric Silver Glen Springs Site in Florida.

  • Duration: 28m 10s

     The Penn Museum’s exhibit, “Maya 2012: Lords of Time,” rides a wave of interest in the Maya calendar; which this year reaches the end of something, and hopefully the beginning of something else; the recently concluded Louvre Museum exhibit, “In the Kingdom of Alexander the Great: Ancient Macedonia,” featured nearly 500 priceless objects from northern Greece;

  • Duration: 28m 26s

     Famed UK archaeologist and lecturer Dr. Brooklyn Hornswoggle-Smyth expounds on contemporary archaeology (exploring the very recent past) in a short film parody created by two irreverent UK students from the University of Bristol; Rick Pettigrew interviews Dr.

  • Duration: 28m 13s

     Excavations in 2005 prior to the upgrade of “The Avenue of the Saints,” U.S. Route 61 in 15 miles of the Mississippi River valley in Missouri, revealed over 1000 buried features, 60,000 artifacts, and copious environmental data from over two dozen sites spanning 10,000 years; In a video interview at TAC Festival 2011, Dr.

  • Duration: 28m 17s

     Always a cultural melting pot, Malaysia has cultural and historical links to distant places in the Indian and Pacific oceans. Archaeology here is young, but already reveals a rich and deep cultural record both on land and in the sea extending from Paleolithic sites in the Lenggong Valley to the Neolithic, Iron Age, and more recent periods.

  • Duration: 28m 19s

    Important decisions surrounding archaeological work in the path of a major Pennsylvania highway involved sensitive discussions among 15 Native American tribes, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.  For archaeologists, the research was exciting, yielding prehistoric longhouses, a palisade, key-hole structures, and 100,000 artifacts.  For

  • Duration: 28m 25s

    A Maya pyramid at El Zotz, Guatemala, with images done in dramatic painted stucco and a royal tomb full of artifacts and human remains, may have linked the deceased lord to the eternal sun; technicians using ancient building techniques work to save crumbling walls at  “The Mithraeum of the Painted Walls” in Ostia Antica, the harbor of classical Rome; workers restore Paschoal Ha

  • Duration: 28m 1s

    One of the greatest places to see rock art is Nevada, which has lots of rock faces, a dry climate that preserves it, and limited vegetation to cover it up.  The Nevada Rock Art Foundation is busy recording what’s there and finding ways to preserve it.

  • Duration: 28m 22s

    In a family feud nearly two centuries old, two Appalachian families keep alive their tradition of egg fighting.  The annual Peters Hollow Easter Egg Fight in Stoney Creek, Tennessee, was a way to settle a dispute over which family's chickens laid  harder eggs.  The Watermill Theatre in Berkshire, England, resides in a structure with a three hundred year history.  The wooden

  • Duration: 28m 2s

    Video News from TAC, January 2013 (Volunteers catalog Utah artifacts, abandoned Irish island, indigenous tale from Brazil)

    (1) Lay volunteers catalog artifacts through the Forest Service Passport In Time (PIT) program at  the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Blanding, Utah.

  • Duration: 28m 19s

    Video News from TAC, February 2013 (Egyptian cave hides royal mummies; Robert Blake and English Civil War)

    (1) Three thousand years ago, Egyptian priests gathered up the mummies and grave goods from many royal tombs and hid them away in a secret cave.  Three thousand years later, a young boy chanced upon the tomb.  Then the looting began.

  • Duration: 28m 13s

    (1) In 1928, the coastal city of Hoquiam in Washington state was a boom town supplying timber for the rapidly growing American West.  The Simpson Avenue Bridge opened that year, but its design became problematic as it entered the Twenty-First Century.

  • Duration: 28m 11s

    (1) In the 1970s, near the Greek village of Aidonia, a mule fell into a hole.  Upon rescuing the animal, villagers discovered a rare golden treasure buried amidst a group of skeletons.  They tried to keep it a secret.  This is the story of the plunder of Mycenaean tombs and the recovery of precious cultural heritage.

  • Duration: 28m 22s

    (1) Mochican iconography comes to life in this film, which portrays a ceremony of sacrifice carried out by the Moche culture in coastal Peru between A.D. 100 and 800.  Each part of the ceremony is shown, beginning with the battle of great warriors.  (2) On the Micronesian island of Kosrae lies the site of Menke.

  • Duration: 28m 11s

    Video News from TAC, July 2013 (Arizona roadside prehistoric site; Tom Dillehay interview) (1) In an area of northeastern Arizona formerly used by the Zuni, Hopi, Apache, and Navaho, archaeologists with the Arizona Department of Transportation explore a prehistoric habitation site, the Beethoven Site.  The area was slated for future highway construction work.
  • Duration: 28m 30s

    Video News from TAC, August 2013 (Ebey Slough Bridge; Sandor Lau interview)

  • Duration: 28m 20s

    Video News from TAC, September 2013 (Hozomeen chert; WWII segregation; Guam trailer)

  • Duration: 28m 16s

    Video News from TAC, October 2013 (Lummi Nation and coal exports; Day of the Dead; They Called Him Skipper)

  • Duration: 28m 35s

    Video News from TAC, November 2013 (Eugene’s Civic Stadium; Chinle Valley Singers in China)

  • Duration: 28m 29s

    Video News from TAC, December 2013 (Palestine architectural restoration; Etruscan Odyssey)

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