Scott Wolter: America Unearthed
America is full of archaeological secrets buried in the earth. America Unearthed features forensic geologist Scott Wolter — considered a real-life Indiana Jones by some — travels across the country to uncover some of the hidden treasures and history associated with them.
Most Americans don’t know about the country’s past, and the history that people do know may not always tell the whole story. Ancient symbols, religious relics and other artifacts that Wolter unearths indicate that various civilizations have left their mark on the nation.
In this special program, Scott will provide his insights on some of the discoveries he’s uncovered, many which are not aired on his television program.
While working his “day job” as a world-renowned forensic geologist and the president of the Minnesota-based American Petrographic Services, Scott Wolter began developing a new science called archaeopetrography–a scientific process used to date and understand the origins of mysterious stone artifacts and sites. The first artifact Scott studied using this new science was the Kensington Rune Stone, which he believes is an authentic, pre-Columbian land claim carved here in America by none other than the Knights Templar. The Kensington Rune Stone was the subject of a documentary special called Holy Grail in America that aired on HISTORY in 2009. Now, in America Unearthed on H2, Scott has the chance to use forensic geology and archaeopetrography to explore many other untold stories in American history, changing everything we think we know about our past.