Time Team America

Time Team America

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Pictured: The Time Team

Credit: Courtesy of Tracey Whitney / Oregon Public Broadcasting

Time Team America, the PBS series that combines archaeological discovery with good storytelling, is finishing up its second season! Each of the four new episodes explores a different region and time in U.S. history through the eyes, ears and expertise of a team of adventurous archaeologists. The second two episodes of Time Team America will debut on August 26 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

In each one-hour episode of Time Team America, scientists Joe Watkins, Allan Maca, Meg Watters, Jeff Brown and Chelsea Rose join forces with host Justine Shapiro to uncover historical secrets buried beneath the soil. The series combines technologically advanced tools and old-fashioned elbow grease to take viewers on a journey into the earth and back in time.

Here's what's in store for the Time Team:

Lost Civil War Prison airs August 26 at 8 p.m. Camp Lawton, near Milan, Georgia, housed 10,000 Union prisoners at the end of the Civil War. The remains of the camp have long been lost to history. Can the Time Team find the original site of the camp? What artifacts are buried beneath the ground and what do they tell us of the hellish experiences of the prisoners once held captive here?

Lost Pueblo Village airs August 26 at 9 p.m. The site of what is believed to have been a 1,200-year-old village is located near Mesa Verde, Colorado, where ancient peoples built one of the first permanent settlements in North America. What did this settlement look like and how did life here shape human history?

The hosts of Time Team America are:

  • Justine Shapiro, documentary filmmaker and television host;
  • Dr. Joe Watkins, lead archaeologist;
  • Dr. Meg Watters, remote sensing and visualization specialist;
  • Dr. Allan Maca, archaeologist;
  • Chelsea Rose, archaeologist; and
  • Jeff Brown, excavator.

View past episodes of Time Team America online at pbs.org/time-team.