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America Unearthed

America Unearthed

  • Premiered: 
    December 21, 2012
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  • Network: H2
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
  • Tags: archaeology

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Plot Synopsis

Forensic geologist Scott Wolter travels across the United States, exploring ancient symbols, religious relics and unexplained artifacts. By uncovering these archaeological secrets, Wolter reveals compelling evidence that pre-dates the official "discovery" of the New World and turns a lot of what we think we know about American history on its head. In each 60-minute episode, Wolter investigates a different location, including: the Track Rock Gap archeological zone in Georgia, where he explores a government-restricted site and makes a startling discovery connecting the ancient Mayans with rural Georgia; a burial site in the mountains of Arizona, which may belong to a medieval Englishman; and many other surprising archaeological sites.

AMERICA UNEARTHED returned for its second season on Saturday, November 20, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT on H2, with an episode about the Ark of the Covenant, as Scott traveled to a sacred site in Ireland called the Hill of Tara and to a mysterious site in Arizona, where a petroglyph depicting what could be the Ark could suggest its final resting place is right here in the United States. In subsequent episode of Season 2, Scott investigated the revolutionary group New World Order, the Great Wall of Texas, and many more mysteries in America.

H2 aired the Season 3 premiere on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT. In the season opener, "Secrets from the Alamo," an Alabama man contacts Scott about a land claim allegedly signed by Crockett -- nearly 20 years after his death! As Scott investigates, he learns more about Crockett's life, membership in a secret society and involvement in the Texas Revolution at the Alamo. There, Scott discovers that the history books may be wrong when it comes to Crockett's fate and that the frontiersman's enemy, General Santa Anna, may have saved Crockett's life in a stunning twist of fate.
After four-year break, AMERICAN UNEARTHED returned for a new season on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on a new network: Travel Channel. For decades, Scott Wolter has honed his skills in the sciences looking for historical answers within the natural world. Now, he continues his quest for the truth in Season 4 of the series. In the 10-episode season, Wolter explores some of America's deepest secrets, digging up mysteries that have been hidden until now. Using his background as a forensic geologist and teaming up with eyewitnesses and other experts in their respective fields, Wolter is determined to find new evidence and ultimately the proof that's been buried in time suggesting history isn't what we've been told. Episodes include:

"Vikings in the Desert" (Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT): Wolter receives a call about alleged Viking artifacts found in the Arizona desert. Using state-of-the-art XRF (X-ray fluorescence) identification technology and insight from a Viking historian, Wolter starts his search in the southwestern desert. From there, new leads take him to California to excavate a supposed buried Viking ship that might have once sailed America's vast inland sea and to Mexico to examine a petroglyph depicting what could be Viking travelers. The episode produces some unexpected results and opens the door to further expeditions into where the Vikings went and why.

"Alien Artifacts" (Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT): Wolter receives artifacts unearthed in central Mexico and is intrigued by the scenes they depict: Mesoamerican people worshipping what can only be described as aliens. After learning they're over 9,000 years old, Wolter heads to Veracruz, Mexico, to investigate for himself. The hunt leads him into caves with strange inscriptions hinting that an unknown ancient society may have had contact with alien life.

"Cave of Secrets" (Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT): Wolter visits a mysterious cave in rural Pennsylvania that made headlines when it was first discovered in the 1980s for reportedly having cultural connections to pre-revolutionary America. Wolter's investigation leads to the discovery of a strange artifact that may be the remnants of a fraternal society that used the cave for rituals. During his search, he interviews local historians and members of the community, discovering that throughout time, the cave may have been home to some of America's most important historical events as well.

"The Ripper Unmasked" (Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT): The identity of Jack the Ripper has captivated the world for over 100 years. What we know about the infamous killer is that he brutally murdered women with medical precision, wrote taunting letters to the authorities and was able to evade capture. However, shocking new evidence of a potential Freemasonic connection, as well as extensive medical research into a 19th century disease, proves pivotal, launching Wolter on an epic hunt. Wolter wants to prove whether or not Jack the Ripper was actually a famous writer who is still beloved today.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Committee Films