Coming to PBS stations nationwide!
Join series host archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Monty Dobson as he digs into history and investigates the history of America: from the ground up! Each episode in the 4 part series explores archaeological sites and uses the clues from the past to tell hidden the history of America. Whether exploring the mystery of the the massive Native American city of Cahokia, scuba diving for clues to Revolutionary War naval battles on the Great Lakes, exploring the Civil War battlefields of Missouri: join series host Dr Monty Dobson for the archaeological adventure of a lifetime. America: from the ground up is history as you’ve never seen it before!
America: From the Ground Up! is hosted by Dr Monty Dobson, archaeological adventurer, university professor and passionate spokesperson for American history. Monty is a lively onscreen presence who translates the science of archaeology into exciting stories, taking viewers on a journey across America and through multiple layers of time. As he guides us into the past, we quickly realize that history is not some sepia-toned artifact to be gingerly handled with white gloves: but an adventure waiting to be discovered right beneath our feet.
The Untold History of America:
Each week Monty explores the archaeology of the American frontier to shift our focus away from sites and events on the East Coast. Accounts of the Revolutionary and Civil wars tend to focus on events along the eastern seaboard, while most discussion of Native American culture and westward expansion centers upon the West. Yet some of the most important archaeological sites to be worked in recent years have been located in what was once the American frontier.
Monty says: “The real history of America includes the people and events of the frontier and I want to give them equal billing to the lawyers and politicians in Philadelphia and Boston. The archaeology lets us tell their stories and puts the American frontier at the sharp edge of history.”
The television series and accompanying educational website recreate American history from prehistoric times to the Civil War. Using archaeology, America: From the Ground Up reveals the forgotten human stories propelling our national narrative.
America: From the Ground Up!
-4 part series airs on PBS
-American History as you've never seen it before
-Uses Archaeology to present the history of America
from a frontier perspective
-Archaeological adventurer Dr Monty Dobson is your
-Uses multiple web tools to engage school teachers and
students in the adventure of learning
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