Geography

Peru’s Indigenous People Demand Action on Environmental Threats

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Learn how Peruvian indigenous tribes are fighting the effects of climate change with this video and educational materials from PBS NewsHour from December 11, 2014.

Hidden Burial Chamber | Time Scanners: Egypt: Chapter 4

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Discover how the ancient Egyptians engineered the perfect pyramid shape in this segment from Time Scanners. Watch as the team uses laser scanning technology to uncover how the Egyptians designed a burial chamber within the pyramid with a completely flat roof, a seemly impossible task with such vast wieghts from above.

The First States | The Greeks

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The Mycenaeans tried and ultimately failed to govern their people and stave off invasion through their early state systems. By 1200 BC, drought, famine, and earthquakes had ravaged and destroyed much of the vibrant civilization. It was out of these ashes that the Greeks as we now know them would rise.

Jerusalem's Western Wall | Time Scanners: Jerusalem: Chapter 2

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Discover the significance of the ancient Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Israel in this segment from Time Scanners. Watch as a team of experts use laser scan technology to explore far underground the ancient streets of Jerusalem and uncover the secrets of construction from the time of King Herod.

Inside Latinworks | America by the Numbers

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Dive into the Austin-based advertising firm LatinWorks, in this clip from America by the Numbers. Observe as the team puts together their award-winning multicultural ad campaigns. The general market and multicultural market have now combined to make a total market, which aims to reach everyone. In particular, the purchasing power of Latino women and millennials is on the rise, so reaching these consumers has become key.

Studying Bones at Silsila | Egypt's Treasure Guardians

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Watch as Egyptologist and bone expert Dr. Salimia Ikram helps John examine bone fragments inside a cave at Silsila. Bones alone can reveal the age, sex, and job of those buried inside of a tomb, so archaeologists rely on bone studies to understand past societies.

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.

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