Vikings Unearthed

Uncover the truth behind the legendary Vikings and their epic journey to the Americas. A two-hour program premiering online Monday, April 4 at 3:30 pm EDT. Airs Wednesday, April 6 on PBS. A two-hour program premiering online Monday, April 4 at 3:30 pm EDT. Airs Wednesday, April 6 on PBS.

Program Description

(Program not available for streaming.) Bloody raids. Merciless pillaging. Loathsome invasions. The Vikings are infamous for their fearsome conquests—but they were also expert seafarers, skilled traders, and courageous explorers. They travelled far and wide, crisscrossing the known world from Scandinavia to Europe and into Asia, leaving a trail of evidence that suggests they were far from just vicious warriors. Through stunning CGI recreations and careful investigation of archeological evidence, "Vikings Unearthed" unravels the secrets of these intrepid adventurers. And now, new evidence is coming to light that these pioneering people may have ventured even farther than we had suspected. Renowned space archeologist Sarah Parcak takes up the case, and is on the trail of the Vikings. What she discovers just might rewrite history.

Broadcast Credits

DIRECTED BY
Harvey Lilley
PRODUCED BY
Andrea Illescas
EDITED BY
Martin Sage
Toby Farrell
Sue Outlaw
Joanna Lincoln
CAMERA
Tim Cragg
Mike Robinson
Stephen Robinson
NARRATED BY
Eric Meyers
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Sophie Chapman
PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
Kassi Jones
Bianca Marks
LOCATION DIRECTOR
Nathan Williams
SOUND RECORDISTS
Adam Prescod
Freddie Claire
Marc Hatch
Simon Pinkerton
ADDITIONAL CAMERA
Dominic Colchester
Barney Carmichael
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
High Spy
OZZO Photography
MUSIC
Ty Unwin
ANIMATION
Compost Creative
RESEARCH
Tom Horne
ASSISTANT PRODUCERS
Laura Nash
Rebecca Palmer
PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE
Jane Taylor
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR BBC
Eamon Hardy
ARCHEOLOGY TEAM
Dr. Gregory Mumford
David Gathings
Chase Harrison
HISTORICAL CONSULTANTS
Dr. Karen Milek
Dr. Colleen Batey
Adolf Fridriksson
ARCHIVAL MATERIAL
DigitalGlobe, Inc.
SPECIAL THANKS
The Viking Ship Museum, Denmark
Cat Jarman
Saffron Walden Museum
NOVA SERIES GRAPHICS
yU + co.
NOVA THEME MUSIC
Walter Werzowa
John Luker
Musikvergnuegen, Inc.
ADDITIONAL NOVA THEME MUSIC
Ray Loring
Rob Morsberger
CLOSED CAPTIONING
The Caption Center
POST PRODUCTION ONLINE EDITOR
Spencer Gentry
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Jennifer Welsh
PUBLICITY
Eileen Campion
Eddie Ward
RESEARCH
Diane Toomey
SENIOR SCIENCE RESEARCHER
Caitlin Rotman Saks
NOVA ADMINISTRATOR
Anne Barleon
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Linda Callahan
PARALEGAL
Sarah Erlandson
TALENT RELATIONS
Janice Flood
LEGAL COUNSEL
Susan Rosen
DIGITAL MANAGING PRODUCER
Kristine Allington
SENIOR DIGITAL EDITOR
Tim De Chant
DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA
Lauren Aguirre
RIGHTS MANAGER
Lauren Miller
UNIT MANAGER
Ariam McCrary
POST PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Ezra Wolfinger
POST PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Brittany Flynn
SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Kevin Young
POST PRODUCTION EDITOR
Michael H. Amundson
BROADCAST MANAGER
Nathan Gunner
BUSINESS MANAGER
Elizabeth Benjes
DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER
David Condon
PROJECT DIRECTOR
Pamela Rosenstein
COORDINATING PRODUCER
Laurie Cahalane
SENIOR SCIENCE EDITOR
Evan Hadingham
SENIOR PRODUCER
Chris Schmidt
SENIOR SERIES PRODUCER
Melanie Wallace
DEPUTY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Julia Cort
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Alan Ritsko
SENIOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Paula S. Apsell

A BBC Production with PBS, NOVA/WGBH Boston and France Television

© 2016 BBC

All rights reserved.

This program was produced by WGBH, which is solely responsible for its content.

Original funding for this program was provided by Google, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the David H. Koch Fund for Science and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

IMAGE:

Image credit: (CGI skeletons in longship)
© BBC

Participants

Jette Arneborg
National Museum of Denmark
Martin Biddle
University of Oxford
Tom Birch
Archeo-Metallurgist
Doug Bolender
University of Massachusetts
Martin Carver
University of York
Bill Fitzhugh
Arctic Studies Centre, Smithsonian
Dave Gathings
Archaeologist
Dave Gathings
Archaeologist
Esben Jessen
Captain of the Ottar
Andrew Jones
York Archaeological Trust
Emily Lethbridge
University of Iceland
Sarah Parcak
University of Alabama
Neil Price
University of Uppsala
Martin Rodevad Dael
Viking Ship Museum
Fred Schwartz
Archaeologist
Dan Snow
Historian
Val Turner
Shetland's Regional Archaeologist
Birgitta Wallace
Parks Canada Agency
Andy Woods
York Museums Trust

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