Ancient Wisdom

A must-see series as we move into a greener era, due to its focus on
the archeology of the human Neolithic period (literally the New Stone Age)
the dawn of agriculture around the globe when robust communities developed
and complex thoughts were expressed in art left for us to consider.

Ancient Wisdom - Episode 1

Ancient Wisdom - Episode 2

Ancient Wisdom - Episode 3

Ancient Wisdom - Episode 4

Ancient Wisdom - Episode 5

Ancient Wisdom - Episode 6

Series host Dean Adams Curtis meets with a First People's storyteller from the Chumash tribe of California, along with various archaeologists, including one with an interesting prehistoric dog story. Dean meets archeologist Rica Jones who, along with other archaeologists, dug Watson's Break, an eleven mound cluster, for eleven months, witnessing artifacts testifying to peaceful human habitation on the bayou bluff in Louisiana for several hundred years over five thousand years ago.

Picking up the trail of the mound building peoples of the Greater Mississippi Valley Region from 5,500 to 700-years-ago, this episode continues North up the Mississippi River to Poverty Point, Louisiana, Pinson Mounds in Tennessee, and the Toltec Mounds in Arkansas.

Archaeologist Gary Hurd talks us through radiocarbon dating, then archeologist Ken Tankersly from Kent State takes us on a romp with radiocarbon dating through the earliest Paleoindian/First Peoples sites of North America.

Archaeologists have now found a woodhenge at Fort Ancient, Ohio that offers tantalizing new mystery to the site. The easiest way to get the new info is at where you can search Fort Ancient. Check for the Moorehead Circle. Then the series visits archaeologist Mike Stafford at the Cranbrook Institute of Science for a look at the pottery of the Mimbres tribe of First Peoples.

We travel to an ancient region that will become what we know as West Mexico, home of the current states of Guanajuato, Nayarit, Jalisco, and Colima, for a visit to a little known civilization that thrived there for a thousand years, centered at two-thousand-years-ago. Archaeologists note that the culture utilized burial chambers at the bottom of shafts and filled them with stunning funerary figurines.

Ohio archaeologist Bradley Lepper focuses on the Ohio mound building culture known to science as the Hopewell Culture, due to its original artifact ID coming from the farm of a Civil War vet, Captain Jedidiah Hopewell, where an extensive archaeological dig took place. The culture thrived and created earthworks on a monumental scale for large size ceremonial gatherings perhaps tied to dates in the astronomical cycle.