Friends and colleagues: In the latest installment of the Video News from TAC,
we show you the ancient art of wine-making in Cyprus, excavations in the
Chinese district of an abandoned mining town in Nevada, and offer an opinion on
the upcoming auction of artifacts from the ocean-bottom site of the Titanic.
See these stories in the February 2012 edition of this monthly half-hour show,
available now on our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology
across the US.
Launched in October 2010, the Video News from TAC is designed for both online
streaming and cable TV distribution. Since that launch, we have presented 38
stories on topics in seven US states, 17 other countries, and two heavenly
bodies (the Earth and the Moon). Subjects covered so far in the series are
quite diverse, such as a tour of Thailand’s cultural heritage; preserving the
first Moon base; the indigenous people of Taiwan; a joint Hopi Tribe-USDA
Forest Service effort to save ancient rock art panels; recording cultural
heritage on the Thames River in London; ongoing excavations at a long-inhabited
site in Jordan; the Terracotta Army exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine
Arts; the disappearing hutong neighborhoods of Beijing; a Native American man
rediscovering an ancient craft; vandalism on the walls of an Oregon forest
cave; the recovery of a prehistoric dugout canoe in Florida; a discourse on the
Mexican Day of the Dead; excavations in the Grand Canyon, on the Polynesian
island of Tubuai, and in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain; the extensive
underground world of Alexandria, Egypt; a 300-year-old European battlefield; a
lost language in Peru; how to write Mayan hieroglyphs; a magnetometer survey of
vanished Ohio earthworks; a stunning look at Malta’s megalithic temples that
were old before the Egyptians built the pyramids; and a direct reading of the
Mayan creation story from a stone monument. Video News program details can be
found at http://www.archaeologychannel.
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help can we continue and enhance our nonprofit public-education and
visitor-supported programming. We also welcome new content partners as we
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Richard M. Pettigrew, Ph.D., RPA
President and Executive Director
Archaeological Legacy Institute