I can’t talk about archaeology televisions shows without mentioning Time Team – a British television show that ran from 1994-2014. It was my first archaeology love and is still my favorite show of all time. This incredibly unique show opened my eyes and heart to the past in such a compelling way.
But Time Team has some company. A few months ago, I’m sure I googled something like “archaeology TV shows” and I was very pleasantly surprised to discover another outstanding archaeology themed television program called Wild Archaeology.
This nicely named show just so happened to be Canadian-made and free to stream online. What are the odds?!
(Believe it or not, there’s also another Canadian-made archaeology show called The Naked Archaeologist – which I’ve watched a few episodes of on my library app)
Anyways, Wild Archaeology features three youthful and highly engaging First Nations hosts who go on an archaeological journey across Canada.
There’s an expert archaeologist (Dr. Rudy Reimer) from Simon Fraser University, and two enthusiastic ‘amateurs’ (Jacob Pratt & Jennifer Brousseau) who participate in digs and explorations and learn about archaeology and ancient First Nations and Canadian history along the way.
Here’s a more succinct summary of the show from aptn.ca:
“The archaeological record of the First Peoples of North America is scattered, fragmented, and could be lost forever…we are taken on a quest through the mountains, waterways, plains, and Arctic landscapes of Canada’s ancient archaeological record to discover first-hand the untold story of the original peoples of North America. For the first time in archaeological history twelve thousand years of human inhabitation of this land is vividly brought to life through thirteen episodes of Wild Archaeology.”
The show is viewable across Canada, but I don’t think you can stream it in the US – I know they can’t in the UK. Wild Archaeology is working on a second season.
Stream Here: http://aptn.ca/wildarchaeology/
More Info: http://wildarchaeology.com/home/