Volume One, Episodes 1-3
Ancient Fires at Cliff Palace Pond examines landmark research on Kentucky’s first forest managers. Archaeologist Cecil Ison takes viewers to a spectacular site in Daniel Boone National Forest where soil core studies show how American Indians have been using fire to manage the environment for more than 3,000 years. This episode was funded by the USDA Forest Service, the Kentucky Heritage Council, the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, the Kentucky Humanities Council and the Kentucky Arts Council.
The Adena People: Moundbuilders of Kentucky examines the legacies of the Adena people whose ancient culture is renowned for massive burial mounds. Dr. Berle Clay examines the search for rare Adena settlements, which could tell archaeologists much about the lifeways of American Indians more than 2,000 years ago. This episode was funded by the Kentucky Heritage Council, the National Park Service and the Kentucky Archaeological Survey.
Saving a Kentucky Time Capsule documents efforts to preserve dozens of ancient American Indian mud glyphs (drawings) discovered deep inside a Kentucky cavern. Archaeologists Valerie Haskins and Dan Davis lead viewers on an unforgettable journey to see rare legacies from Kentucky’s early occupants. This episode was funded by the Kentucky Heritage Council.