She Digs: Annalisa Heppner

She Digs: Annalisa Heppner

She Digs is a new monthly column from Secrets of the Dead featuring some of our favorite women in the archaeology field. This month, we met with archaeologist Annalisa Heppner. She received her master’s degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage and has been an archaeologist for more than a decade. She has spent time […]

She Digs: Jennifer McKinnon

She Digs: Jennifer McKinnon

She Digs is a new monthly column from Secrets of the Dead featuring some of our favorite women in the archaeology field. This month, we met with underwater archaeologist Dr. Jennifer McKinnon. With a background in maritime archaeology, Dr. McKinnon has worked in the U.S., Australia, Pacific islands and Europe on sites ranging from the […]

A Prohibition-Era Cocktail Gem In Honor of “Gangster’s Gold”

A Prohibition-Era Cocktail Gem In Honor of “Gangster’s Gold”

In honor of a new Empire State-sized episode of Secrets of the Dead, enjoy this Prohibition-era cocktail gem while watching treasure hunters search for the long-lost riches of notorious gangster Dutch Schultz when Gangster’s Gold premieres Wednesday, November 18 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/secrets and the PBS Video app. The Southside Serving: 1 drink Materials:  Glassware: […]

5 Infamous Buried Treasures Still Up For Grabs

 5 Infamous Buried Treasures Still Up For Grabs

Attention, treasure hunters! Dutch Schultz’s buried fortune isn’t the only hidden treasure still up for grabs. From a missing burlap sack worth $300 million in Virginia to lost Civil War gold in Pennsylvania, here are more buried treasures on the East Coast that have yet to be claimed. Maine: A pirate’s treasure worth millions  There’s […]

5 Shipwrecks You Should Know About

5 Shipwrecks You Should Know About

Since the day humans first took to the seas, the tragedy of shipwrecks has captured the fascination of many. Here are five infamous shipwrecks and their harrowing histories, each with their own different tragic tale. RMS Titanic Arguably the most famous ship in history, the RMS Titanic was known for its glamour and lavishness and […]

She Digs: Ayana Omilade Flewellen

She Digs: Ayana Omilade Flewellen

She Digs is a new monthly column featuring some of our favorite women in the archaeology field. This month, we met with Black feminist, storyteller, artist, and archaeologist Dr. Ayana Omilade Flewellen.   By: Tess Brock  A Miami native with deep roots in Texas, Dr. Flewellen developed an interest in history and artifacts at a young […]