Parents' Guide to

Time Team America

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fascinating science show that families can really dig into.

TV PBS Educational 2009
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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

good for all the family

good but needs to be more like its british cousin

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Educational value

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

This intriguing series opens viewers' eyes to the exciting possibilities of modern-day archaeology by allowing them a bird's-eye view of the entire process. There's a surprising element of suspense throughout the show as the team anticipates their discovery and slowly pieces together clues. On a fundamental level, the experts also demonstrate the scientific process in action, from identifying a problem to theorizing an outcome, testing their results, and (as is often the case) adjusting their conclusion.

Time Team America is a worthwhile choice for families because it mixes entertainment with education and exposes viewers of all ages to the possibilities of science. What's more, the show's United States setting reminds us that we don't have to look very far to find links to the past -- and might inspire budding archaeologists among young viewers.

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