Scientific American Frontiers

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Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe. There's a good deal of fascinating information, but as long-time host Alan Alda notes in one episode,...read more

Season 15, Episode 8 The Secret Canyon

First Aired: March 30, 2005

“The Secret Canyon” follows archaeologists as they explore Utah's remote Rock Creek Canyon, where the Fremont people lived between 300 and 1300, when they died out mysteriously, as did their neighbors, the pueblo-building Anasazi. The Fremonts built pit houses and oftentimes stored corn in granaries built on cliff faces. Many of their houses were perched in precarious places as well, and archaeologists want to know why.

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