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'Time Team America: Seasons 1 & 2'
(3-DVD / NR / 2014 / PBS)

Overview: 'Time Team America: Seasons 1 and 2' plunges the viewer into the grime and glory of real-life archaeology: epiphany and exhaustion, discovery, and disappointment. The team endures dirt, sweat, dust, and rain to explore the mysteries of the past through what they find buried below the ground.

DVD Verdict: In truth, most all the episodes contained on this impressive 3-Disc set - one that compromises both seasons - were interesting and informative. But, if you're expecting these to be as entertaining and as exciting as many of the original series, you will be disappointed.

The United Kingdom is loaded with artifacts and treasures and every dig has the potential of revealing new information that could revise our understanding of a whole period. In the American digs it's more about a location that has a much more recent purpose and this finds add a little more insight to something already fairly well understood.

The now defunct British show, simply entitled 'Time Team' was always my favorite TV show of this ilk, and when it was cancelled I didn't know where to turn. But the n along came 'Time Team America,' and as much as it's finds and locales are not England, obviously, if you like archaeology and history, you can't miss with this series.

Included in this 3-Disc, two season collection are such finds as The lost Colony of Roanoke, NC, The Topper Site, SC, Ancient Life in the Range Creek Canyon, UT, The Search for Josiah Henson, MD and both Lost Civil War Prison, GA, and The lost Pueblo Village, CO. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.