Perfect timing.. Just started watching that documentary show “America Unearthed”... Some fascinating stuff - nothing seems very well documented at least as they approach things for the show, but fascinating nonetheless.
I find the most compelling evidence of cultural exchanges to be some of the shared folklore/history of cultures far separated by time and geography. I think our ancestors did a lot more traveling than we think, much farther “abroad” than we’ve ever been led to believe, either...
Anyway, just thought it neat that you posted this today. We’ll see how good the rest of the show is - I do wish it was a little more solid the way the evidence is presented though. I don’t know how much goes on “off-camera” or behind the scenes, but it feels like it’s more of a “Believe it or Not” type series with no hard evidence that will really be able to prove anything one way or the other.
Has anyone else watched the series? And, what did you think about it if you did? It’s enjoyable to me regardless, so I’ll probably watch all the episodes anyway. :)
america unearthed.......... what channel?
I tried to watch it but reached the same conclusion as you: the "documentation" is selective, based on the theories of the series' creator. It goes for sensationalism, not science IMO. Seems like his "solution" to everything is the Knights Templar and their travels in this hemisphere. Maybe so but I need better proof.
I think many of the subjects it covers are very interesting but deserve careful peer-reviewed examination.