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Strata: Portraits of Humanity

See the detailed examination of a Roman coffin burial in England and witness a real Maya rain ceremony in the October 2016 edition of Strata: Portraits of Humanity, available online and on TV: (1) Metal detectorists discover a lead coffin in a field near Ilchester in Somerset, England. The local police call in the archaeologists. They take the coffin back to the South West Heritage Trust Laboratory, where they open and excavate the coffin and discover a young woman’s skeleton. (2) Paul Hixon participated as a student in an ethnobotany field school in the Yucatan, Mexico, at the village and ancient Maya site of Yaxunah. His film covers the Ch’a Chaak ceremony, which appeals to the Maya god Chaak to bring rain for the recently planted corn. Unlike any other show available anywhere, Strata is a fresh monthly showcase for unique, captivating and diverse stories about our cultural heritage from an archaeological perspective. We have a video promo for the show at Check it out! You can see this monthly half-hour show on our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel ( as well as on cable TV in cities across the US and even in Serbia. Strata program details can be found at The growing list of cable TV stations carrying the show is available at They include placement in the local on-demand menu of Comcast Cable in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California.

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November 11, 2016


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