Aired Wednesday July 29th, 2009 at 7:00 pm on KUED HD Ch. 7.1
TIME TEAM AMERICA digging-team member Jeff Brown descends into a cliff-side granary left intact by the Fremont Indians 1,000 years ago. The team trekked Range Creek, Utah, to excavate some of the most pristine Native American archaeology in the United States.
Earlier this month, PBS introduced a new primetime series that sends archaeologists on a race against time as they excavate historic sites around the nation. Time Team America, based on the long-running and highly successful British series, "Time Team," places a team of archaeological experts in a dig site with only three days to unearth its buried secrets.
The six-part series premiered on KUED on July 8 and airs each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Included in the series is an episode airing July 29 which explores Utah's own remote canyons of Range Creek in Southern Utah.
The fast-paced series intertwines high-tech geophysics, artists' renditions of the past and computer reconstructions with more traditional archeological techniques. But the team of experts will have a mere 72 hours on-site to disinter artifacts and other significant materials.
In the six-part series, Time Team America's cohort of landscape specialists, paleontologists, historical archaeologists and other experts explore some of America's most intriguing archeological sites - including the picturesque and remote canyons of Range Creek. What happened to the Fremont Indians, who vanished 1,000 years ago? KUED will follow that episode with its own production, "Secrets of the Lost Canyon," that explores the discovery and significance of some of the most pristine and puzzling archeology in the United States.
Other locations include rock shelters and pre-historic art in Montana's Valley of the Shields; the Indian Mounds of Mississippi, earth pyramids outside St. Louis, Missouri; and the country's most ancient campsite, the Skull Creek Dune in Southeastern Oregon.
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