Bone Detectives

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Discovery Channel (ended 2008)

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  • Season 1
    • Mystery of the Abandoned Child
      12/29/07
      0.0
      Scotty investigates the pre-Incan society Tiwanaku in the Bolivian Andes. Archaeologists have discovered an ancient trash heap where bodies are buried.
    • The Hidden Mummy
      The Hidden Mummy
      Episode 2
      1/14/08
      0.0
      Scotty goes to Egypt to assist Zahi Hawass in identifying a mummy found at Saqqara in a pharaoh's tomb.
    • Cave of the Headless Corpse
      1/21/08
      9.0
      Scotty goes to Belize to investigate a cave in the jungle. After going deeper into the human-bone-filled cave, he discovers a headless skeleton.
    • Mystery of the Cracked Skull
      1/28/08
      8.0
      Scotty travels to northern Scotland to study an ancient skeleton with a perplexing deformity, in order to learn the cause of death.
    • Celebration of Death
      2/4/08
      0.0
      Scotty travels to the northern coast of Peru, where archeologists have discovered a teenage girl buried in a strange place - just outside an empty tomb. Scotty's investigation takes him deep into the world of the Moche, an ancient society where corn beer and blood offerings were essential elements in their annual burial rituals. Was this teenager sacrificed to the gods by a Moche overlord? Or was she worked to death, and then honored in death during a blood-soaked festival?moreless
    • Shadow of the Sun Lord
      2/14/08
      0.0
      In the Maya city of Caracol in the jungles of Belize, archaeologists discover a body buried in an unusual manner in a place it shouldn't be, along with the sacred symbol of a war god. Also: rarely seen Mayan rituals.
    • Violence Along the Nile
      2/21/08
      0.0
      Scotty travels down the Nile to investigate mummies, where he discovers one that bears evidence of a head wound that was probably fatal, and learns that the mummy was not from the pharaonic era but the much later Roman era.
    • Viking Death Feud
      2/28/08
      0.0
      On the outer edge of the Arctic Circle, archaeologists uncover an extremely rare Viking skeleton.
    • Warlord of Bamburgh Castle
      3/6/08
      0.0
      On the North Sea coast of England, Scott Moore visits Bamburgh Castle, where the body of a young man with a crushed skull has been unearthed.
    • The Floating Cemetery
      3/13/08
      0.0
      Scotty visits the island nation of Palau in Micronesia to examine a skull uncovered by archaeologists that appears to be evidence of a 3000-year-old murder.
    • Mystery at the Monastery
      3/20/08
      0.0
      Scotty travels to the eastern coast of Iceland, where archaeologists have dug up the bones of a young man with two smashed shoulder blades in the ruins of a 16th-century monastery.
    • Anatomy of Ancient Death
      3/27/08
      0.0
      Highlights from the first season. Included: how Scott Moore and the crew get to their unique dig sites; analyzing specimens.
    • Ghost of the Island Queen
      9/5/08
      0.0
      Scotty travels to the middle of the Pacific to investigate an extraordinary burial in the long-deserted village of Ngerieleb on the island of Koror, in the Republic of Palau. Buried beneath a raised stone slab weighing more than 1,000 pounds, the skeleton of a 50-year-old woman was discovered lying in an elaborate crypt lined with slabs of coral. Who was this important woman? Was she a queen or priestess? Why was she buried in this ornate crypt … and then forgotten? And why was this entire village abandoned soon after her death?moreless
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