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America is full of archaeological secrets buried in the earth. In this series, forensic geologist Scott Wolter -- considered a real-life Indiana Jones by some -- travels across the country to uncover some of the hidden treasures and to reveal the history associated with them, discovering in the process that there is a lot 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.

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Scott Wolter launches an investigation into whether Jack the Ripper was a famous writer who is still beloved today; he investigates evidence of a potential Freemasonic connection, as well as extensive medical research into a 19th-century disease.
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Scott Wolter leaves no stone unturned in his quest to discover the true identity of Agent 355, a mysterious female operative who was a crucial member of Gen. George Washington's Culper Spy Ring.
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Scott Wolter receives artifacts that appear to show scenes of Mesoamerican people worshipping what can only be described as aliens; Wolter heads to Mexico, where he finds inscriptions hinting that an ancient society may have had contact with aliens.
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Scott pursues a trail of evidence that could prove the Vikings made it to what is now the United States and built a settlement called Vinland.
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Scott investigates whether the use of the the megalithic yard in the design of Washington D.C. created a sanctuary for people practicing goddess worship.
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Scott weighs in on the possibility of a race of tiny people called Menehune while on vacation with his family in Hawaii.
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Scott Wolter receives a tip there are pyramids at the bottom of a lake in Lake Mills, Wis; as he investigates, Scott learns local legend suggests they were built by Aztecs and over time they've been buried as land and water have shifted.
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Scott Wolter crisscrosses the Atlantic as he investigates cryptic carvings allegedly left behind by the Knights Templar; he runs scientific tests to prove his long-held belief that the Templars hid treasure in North America.
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Scott Wolter travels up and down the Pacific coast in search of the long-lost treasure of ruthless privateer Sir Francis Drake; he follows a sensational new tip from a California treasure hunter who claims he has clues that lead to the gold.
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Forensic geologist Scott Wolter turns detective to crack one of Chicago's oldest cold cases -- the 1886 bombing of Haymarket Square; a recent dig for a buried time capsule may yield new clues about the identity of the bomber.
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Artifacts featuring ancient Hebrew writing; Scott studies the Bat Creek Stone in Tenn.; an ancient mound shaped like a Hanukkah Menorah; a script that may pre-date Hebrew.
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Records show that John Jacob Astor may have gotten his start from a lost treasure; Scott goes to the east coast where he puts together clues from Boston, New York, and Maine.
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Scott Wolter heads down to the land of gumbo and grits to search for the Honey Island Swamp Monster; he spends a solitary night in the Louisiana bayou to collect evidence of the elusive creature's existence.
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Scott Wolter heads to Arizona's Superstition Mountains to search for the Lost Dutchman's Mine, the most famous gold mine in American history; Scott is determined to find out if tales of the mine's untold riches are true or false.
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Scott conducts a massive excavation to determine who created the great wall of Texas and the controversy surrounding it.
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Scott Wolter inspects mysterious carvings on a stone that may prove the ancient Phoenicians made it to America more than 1,000 years before Christopher Columbus.
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Scott Wolter visits a cave in Pennsylvania that made headlines for reportedly having cultural connections to pre-revolutionary America; Wolter finds an artifact that may be the remnants of a fraternal society that used the cave for rituals.
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After getting a call about alleged Viking artifacts, Scott Wolter begins a search in the Arizona desert; new leads take him to California to excavate a supposed Viking ship and to Mexico to examine a petroglyph depicting what could be Vikings.
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Scott Wolter joins a quest to find the Holy Grail in Nova Scotia; oral histories, a treasure map and ground-penetrating technology all point to the relic being in a a holy well on the property of a rumored Templar prince.
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A search for the final resting place of the "Stone of Destiny."
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Bigfoot skeptic Scott Wolter heads to his home state of Minnesota to investigate whether or not the beast is real.

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