As a long time fan of the original Channel 4 UK Time Team, the PBS version is poor by comparison. They try to bring a punk flavor to it by using people that look "cool". Too bad. They look very uncool because you know it's the producer's effort to suck up to a youthful audience. The end result is embarrassing ...not to mention that North American archaeology is really boring. And, I mean, really boring.
If you'd like to see a good program about North American archaeology, look up Channel 4 (UK) Time team episode where they dig at Maryland. It was a great show, as was the whole 19 years of that series.
The original Time Team had serious participants. The PBS version has clownish participants and stultifying boring dig results.
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