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Time Team America

This program combines archaeological discovery with good storytelling, applying the latest technology to solve the riddles of the past. Tuesday beginning at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

time_team_amer_bison_jaw_spot The teeth preserved in this ancient bison jaw bone gave the team important clues about how people and animals may have lived 10,000 years ago.
8 p.m.
Lost Civil War Prison
Near the end of the Civil War, Confederate soldiers quickly erected a prison to take the over-flow from Andersonville, an effort to fix design problems and over-crowding. The new stockade housed 10,000 prisoners. Yet one Union prisoner described Camp Lawton as "Andersonville all over again." When General Sherman's forces approached, prisoners and guards fled quickly and left bits and pieces of their lives behind. What will the relics Time Team America finds tell us about life in a Civil War prison?

9 p.m.
Lost Pueblo Village
Time Team America uses airborne 3D mapping and ground- penetrating radar to explore the extent of a Basket Maker III community that thrived 1400-1500 years ago. What more can we learn from these people that forged significant technological breakthroughs like farming, pottery and the bow and arrow? Was this one of the first villages in this region that marked a transition from hunting and gathering to farming? Was this one of the sites that gave birth to the Pueblo culture?

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