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Friday, June 26, 2009

Oregon Archaeologists Star in New TV Show..."Time Team America"

"Croatoan"...a single word deeply carved into a wooden post is the only remaining sign of one of the first English colonies in America...which mysteriously disappeared shortly after its founding in 1585.

Can Indiana Jane and her intrepid band of diggers find more clues that reveal what happened to the missing colony?

Two archaeologists with Oregon roots, Dr. Julie Schablitsky and Chelsea Rose, star in a new TV show, Time Team America, that strives to answer that question and more when it debuts nationally on PBS (Wednesday, July 8 at 8:00 pm, Channels 10, 26, and 710 in the Portland/Vancouver area). More info on the program at

Both Schablitsky (at left) and Rose are University of Oregon graduates. Schablitsky went on to earn her doctorate at Portland State and Rose is working on hers at Sonoma State University. Dr. Schablitsky now lives in Maryland, but maintains her link to the Northwest in her position as an archaeologist with the UO’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History More on the ladies at

Having watched the preview episode (see it at: I can say that if you like archaeology you'll like this show. I'm firing up the old Tivo to record all five planned broadcasts.

(Thanks to PBS and the University of Oregon for the photos in this post).

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