Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
This eight-part series examines how archaeology and anthropology allow people 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 how modern archaeologists determine the spiritual practices and rituals that were performed in ancient societies based on their buildings and other structures. Civilizations in North and Central America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East are compared to each other.