NOVA: Bone Diggers: Australia's Lost Marsupials

NOVA: Bone Diggers: Australia's Lost Marsupials

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Overview

NOVA: Bone Diggers: Australia's Lost Marsupials

As originally screened on the Boston PBS affiliate WGBH, the archaeologically-tinged documentary special NOVA: Bone Diggers travels back in time millions of years to the Ice Age, when massive, deadly marsupials roamed the continent of Australia. In an era whose denizens included 8-foot-tall kangaroos and 3-feet-in-diameter reptiles, the most fearsome creature of all was the Thylacoleo - a carnivorous marsupial lion. Eventually, for mysterious and unknown reasons, the entire population of this creature died off. Bone Diggers joins a group of thrill-seeking archeologists who undertake a courageous foray into an Australasian cave, in search of a rare skeleton of the Thylacoleo and answers to their queries about the reasons for its extinction.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/11/2007
UPC: 0783421419292
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Wgbh
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 0:53:00

Special Features

Printable Materials For Educators; Access to the NOVA Web Site; Scene Selection; Closed Captions; Described Video For the Visually Impaired.

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Bone Diggers
1. Introduction [2:56]
2. A Most Important Field Trip [9:11]
3. An Unprecedented Discovery [9:56]
4. A Powerful Bite [7:33]
5. thylacoleo: The King of Beasts [15:19]
6. A Pattern of Extinction [8:28]

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