Geography

What is Voodoo? | Genealogy Roadshow

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Voodoo is as much a part of New Orleans as Jazz. Learn more about this misunderstood religion and its history, in this clip from season 2 of Genealogy Roadshow. Discover the origins of Voodoo in Louisiana, and learn about the most famous Voodoo Queen of all: Marie Laveau.

Machu Picchu's Stone Terraces | Time Scanners: Machu Picchu: Chapter 2

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Unravel the mysteries of the elaborate stone terraces at Machu Picchu in this segment from Time Scanners. Ground Penetrating Radar reveals how the ancient Incas built and farmed the terraces to feed and house a thousand residents. The team analyzes the GPR results in 3D digital imagery to learn more about these master builders.

From Cavemen to Kings: Chapter 2 | The Greeks

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Explore ancient Greece as it developed from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. Follow along as archeologists explain how much they have learned about the dawn of Greek agriculture through investigating the remains in the Alepotrypa cave. Find out how the Greeks overcame poor soil and a lack of freshwater to develop a society dependent on the Aegean Sea.

Engineering Petra | Time Scanners: Petra: Chapter 2

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Watch as a team of experts use modern technology to penetrate the ancient walls of Petra in this segment from Time Scanners. First, the team theorizes how the Nabatean stone masons built the walls of the monestery. Then, they digitally recreate what they think may have been a swimming pool in the middle of the desert.

What's Beautiful Today? | America by the Numbers

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Find out how companies are trying to chase a new demographic of Latino and millennial consumers, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Millennials make up nearly a quarter of the U.S. population, and more than one in five is Latino. Advertisers are focused on connecting with this growing consumer base, but are they successful?

Jessie Little Doe Baird, Linguist | MacArthur Fellows Program

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In this interview, 2010 MacArthur Fellow Jessie Little Doe Baird discusses her journey toward reviving the language of her ancestors and restoring a vital element of cultural heritage to her Native American community. Baird founded the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, an intertribal effort that aims to return fluency to the Wampanoag Nation through workshops and mentorship. Baird’s painstaking research and dedicated teaching is reclaiming the rich linguistic traditions of indigenous peoples and preserving precious links to our nation’s complex past. This resource is part of the MacArthur Fellows Program Collection.

The Rich History of St. Louis | Genealogy Roadshow

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Learn about the storied history of St. Louis, Missouri, in this clip from season 2 of Genealogy Roadshow. Known as "The Gateway City," St. Louis has been home to many historical figures, and was the birthplace of a new genre of jazz music.

Buffalo Creek Flood

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Learn the causes of the Buffalo Creek flood and analyze its impact on the surrounding community.

From Cavemen to Kings: Chapter 3 | The Greeks

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Learn about the Greek international trade by going under the sea and exploring the wreck of the Uluburun. Find out more about the trade of Greeks on Crete and the rise of the Minoans.

Exploring Machu Picchu | Time Scanners: Machu Picchu: Chapter 1

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Travel to Machu Picchu in Peru to see how the ancient Incas constructed one of the most iconic feats in the engineering world in this segment from Time Scanners. Using Ground Penetraing Radar the team uncovers how a city of this size was built high on the side of a mountain. And learn how the Incas created an elaborate system of terraces high in the Andes Mountains.

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