Time Team America season finale tonight!

Tonight brings us the season finale of Time Team America on PBS!

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On the season finale, the archaeologists of Time Team America ride to the rescue of a Wild West time capsule. In 1865, a unit of cavalry soldiers thought they had volunteered to fight in the Civil War. Instead, they found themselves sent west to defend pioneer settlers against angry Sioux Indians in what is now South Dakota. Upon their arrival, the soldiers built one of the few stone forts on the American frontier. The fort’s quartzite walls still peek out from under a grassy field. Our team has just three days to map, dig, and uncover what remains of Fort James. What they find tells an intriguing tale of 1865 frontier life.

Time Team America on July 8th!

Watch the episode NOW on the PBS Digital Portal.

And head over to the Time Team America website and learn more about Range Creek in the Site Report.

Tonight: Time Team America visits Range Creek, Utah!

I first heard about Range Creek last year. I was on my way to a dig and as I have a habit of doing, I’d stuffed an old issue of National Geographic in my pack. As the GMC bounced along the forested trail, I found myself engrossed in an article about a canyon in Utah and a man named Waldo Wilcox. I was blown away by what this one man had done to preserve the Fremont Indian sites on his land and it was an inspiring story to say the least. So when I learned that Time Team America was paying a visit to Range Creek, I was overjoyed.

Tonight, the fourth episode of Time Team America premieres on PBS station and were giving you a heads up it is the best one yet!

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This week, Time Team America heads to the picturesque and remote canyons of southern Utah to examine what remains of the Fremont Indians who lived there 1,000 years ago. The Fremont stashed their food in clay granaries high on the cliffs of these canyons. They entered their underground homes through a hole in the ceiling, and they decorated rock walls with petroglyphs that remain a mystery to this day. Utah’s state archaeologist calls in Time Team America to examine some of the most pristine and puzzling archaeology in the United States. The team probes the ground, scales the cliffs, and learns what life was like in these canyons a thousand years ago.

Time Team America on July 8th!

Watch the episode NOW on the PBS Digital Portal.

And head over to the Time Team America website and learn more about Range Creek in the Site Report.

And if you haven’t already, check out the article from National Geographic’s August 2006 issue here.

Tonight: Time Team America in New Philadelphia, Illinois

The third episode of Time Team America premieres tonight on your local PBS station!

Time Team America digs for the remains of the first American town founded by former slaves.   In 1836 “Free Frank” McWorter purchased his freedom from a Kentucky plantation owner and headed North.  When he reached Illinois, he planted roots, started a town, and sold enough property to purchase the rest of his family out of slavery.  Now farmers’ fields cover this dramatic testament to victory over enslavement.   The local landowners, descendants of the town’s residents, and the McWorter family want to uncover what remains of New Philadelphia to commemorate its place in history.  Time Team America joins in the search for the pre-Civil War schoolhouse where New Philadelphia’s African American children learned to read and write in freedom.

Time Team America on July 8th!

Watch the episode NOW on the PBS Digital Portal.

And head over to the Time Team America website and learn more about New Philadelphia in the Site Report.

Time Team America episode #2 premieres tonight on PBS!

Tonight is the premiere of the second episode of Time Team America on your local PBS station!

Tonight, Time Team America wades into the swamps of South Carolina to further our understanding of North America’s first human inhabitants.  Debate continues in the scientific community about when people first came to the American continent.  Did they follow big game across the continent 13,000 years ago or did they arrive much, much earlier?  Time Team America has just three days to search out evidence that could shed light on the controversy.  What they find could rock the archaeological world.  Along the way, they glimpse what life was like in North America 13,000 years ago, and what may have happened to the continent’s first inhabitants.

Watch the episode NOW on the PBS Digital Portal.

And head over to the Time Team America website and learn more about Topper in the Site Report.

TIME TEAM AMERICA – Tonight at 8pm on PBS!

The Cast

The wait is finally over!  Time Team America premieres tonight on PBS at 8pm!

Part extreme adventure, part hard science, and part reality show, Time Team America takes viewers deep into the trenches of America’s most intriguing archaeological sites.  In each episode, the show’s team of top scientists has just three days to uncover the buried secrets of their assigned dig.  Every hour counts as they piece together the past using the latest technology, decades of combined experience, and their own sharp wits.  Far from the comfort of a science lab, Time Team America faces searing heat, driving rain, alligator-infested swamps, frayed nerves, and the inevitable technical setbacks. Through it all, the audience peers over the shoulders of diggers at work, eavesdrops on intense conversations between experts, and shares the rush of discovery as artifacts emerge from the ground.

Interviews with Colin, Chelsea and Eric

If you haven’t already, check out the Sexy Archaeology interviews with Colin Cambell, Chelsea Rose and Eric Deetz and see what they have to say about their experiences on Time Team America.

Head over to the Time Team website and have a look at the Site Report for the Fort Raleigh dig.  There you’ll find maps, pictures, videos, and loads of other supplementary information, including why Time Team America chose Fort Raleigh as it premiere site.

Finally, we’re looking forward to hearing what YOU have to say about the series premiere.  Feel free to post your review in the comments section or send it over to the Sexy Archaeology mailbox and we’ll post it on the site!