Finding a needle in a haystack just got easier for a team of archaeologists on the hunt for evidence of ancient life on the British Columbia coast. Buried under trees and millennia of debris, caves can be next to impossible to find. But as natural shelters for both animals and humans, they offer us a unique window into the past. Now, with the help of some high-flying tech, this team of archaeologists can strip the landscape bare to home in on these hidden time capsules and uncover the secrets they hold.
This episode is part of our series Bare Earth, where we set out to see what the bare-earth landscapes of our coast will reveal when seen from above—way, way above.
Published on Hakai.org in Fall 2022. Producer, editor, narrator.