Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
This eight-part series examines how archaeology and anthropology allow us to see the similarities between ancient civilizations and modern societies. The programs explore how various cultures have functioned throughout time and around the world. This episode looks at what the symbols we use to express ourselves say about our cultures. Particular emphasis is placed on what modern archaeologists have learned from the symbols used by several ancient cultures. Civilizations in North and Central America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East are compared to each other.