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Help archaeologist Monty Dobson tell the story of the Civil War in the Ozarks on Public Television. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Help us fund Up From the Fields: The Civil War in the Ozarks and tell the untold archaeological history of the Civil War in the trans-Mississippi West. Learn more about the project at our Indiegogo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/up-from-the-fields-the-civil-war-in-the-ozarks
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Help us get Up From the Fields made! Support our Indiegogo campaign. 
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Trivia: The French and Indian War ended 252 years ago in February of 1763. What role did this fort play? 

Watch episode 3 " World War America" to find out as I dig into the archaeological history of America's forgotten war.

http://www.americasarchaeology.org/#!watch/c24re
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Free On-demand at www.americasarchaeology.org

America From the Ground Up is a six part series created for Public Television about #americanhistory  and  #archaeology   hosted by archaeological adventurer Dr. Monty Dobson.

Filmed on location at more than thirty archaeological and historical sites in twelve U.S. States and two Canadian Provinces. America: From The Ground Up! follows Monty Dobson as he digs into America's story- From the Ground Up. Join Monty as he searches for clues to America's hidden history: from exploring the ruins of America's lost civilization to an underwater search for clues to Benedict Arnold's sunken fleet on Lake Champlain, to a recreation of Perry's naval victory over the British on Lake Erie with more than twenty tall ships, join us for the archaeological adventure of a lifetime!
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New swag for those who give to the Indiegogo campaign for Up From the Fields the new Civil War doc from Andrew D Devenney and me.
Dig Crew Membership
Donate $10 or more and get a 1 year membership ($25 value) in the soon to be launched Dig Crew! Dig Crew members get invitation to an exclusive members only video chat with Me, access to members only section of the Dig Crew page at the America from the Ground Up website with behind the scenes video, photos and, the quarterly e-news letter with exclusive content from Monty and behind the scenes access to all things archaeology and film.
Shooting Script
A $40 contribution gets you a 1 year membership in the Dig Crew and a copy of the shooting script signed by Monty.
DVD Set
A $100 contribution gets you a 1 year membership in the Dig Crew, a signed copy of the shooting script and a limited edition DVD set of the entire first series of America From the Ground Up. These are not available for sale, only here.
Silver Trowel
A $500 contribution gets you all the swag up to this level and listing in the Silver Trowel supporter section on the website and in the Dig Crew newsletter.
Funding Credit 
A $1000 contribution gets you all of the swag, a special thank you in the film credits, listing in the Gold Trowel supporter section on the website, and in the Dig Crew newsletter.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/up-from-the-fields-the-civil-war-in-the-ozarks/x/7581056
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Last year a provision was added to the House version of the annual defense authorization bill (NDAA) that would have amended the National Historic Preservation Act to allow any federal land-managing agency to remove National Register-listed properties under its control from the Register, for reasons of national security. It would also have given agencies the ability to effectively veto the future listing of any other property located on federal land that was proposed for the Register. - See more at: http://www.shovelbums.org/index.php/r-joe-s-blog/archaeology-anthropology-and-crm-news/entry/archaeologists-assemble-immediate-support-needed-to-stop-dismantling-of-nhpa#sthash.rpvCUpSa.2dFfndTy.dpuf
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#History forgot them, but the #archaeology tells their story. Help us tell the archaeological history of the American Civil War and give a voice to the fallen. Up From the Fields is a documentary for Public Television that tells the stories of the people whose lives were impacted by the American Civil War. Click the link and give to our Indiegogo campaign. Share this post and help us tell amazing stories from America's past. 
 https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/up-from-the-fields-the-civil-war-in-the-ozarks
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Help me make a 30 minute documentary about the American Civil War in the Ozarks. Up From the Fields: The Civil War in the Ozarks focuses on the archaeological history of this border region between Confederate and Union states of Arkansas and Missouri. The project is being filmed for Public Television so it will be available to everyone.
Indiegogo is a great democratic funding platform and archaeology is the ultimate democratic source. Because archaeology records everyday lives of people who are only a footnote to history, we can use it to understand the impact of the lives of the soldiers and people whose farms, homes, and lives were destroyed by the war.
I am trying to raise $4000 to pay for some travel expenses and a camera crew for the filming. Please share this, and if you can donate and help us honor their sacrifices and tell this important Ozarks Story.
Help archaeologist Monty Dobson tell the story of the Civil War in the Ozarks on Public Television. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Trivia: The French and Indian War ended 252 years ago in February of 1763. What role did this fort play?

Watch episode 3 " World War America" to find out as I dig into the archaeological history of America's forgotten war.
America From the Ground Up explores America's historical and archaeological treasures. From the Cahokia to the War of 1812. Watch free on-demand here.
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Someone bought my old blog address Monty's World.  So we are clear on this, I am not associated with it. My official and only website is Monty Dobson dot com. #montydobson   #montysworld  
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Occupation
Archaeologist, Historian, Filmmaker
Skills
Some.
Employment
  • Stratigraphic Productions LLC
    Executive Producer, 2014 - present
  • Central Michigan University
    Archaeologist, Historian, Filmmaker, 2012 - 2014
  • Drury University
    Visiting Assistant Professor, 2010 - 2012
  • William King Museum
    Executive Director, 2008 - 2009
  • Western Michigan University
    Visiting Instructor of History, 2007 - 2008
  • ARC Museum/Jorvik
    Deputy Museum Manager, 2004 - 2005
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
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Award winning filmmaker, archaeologist, raconteur
Introduction
Sometimes I dig stuff up, sometimes I make factual television programs. I am a university professor, I work in museums. You might know me as an archaeological adventurer. Yes, I am that guy from the series on PBS. America From the Ground Up is on Public Television stations nationwide now. Website www.americasarchaeology.org Watch it in the UK on the Community Channel. Website http://www.montydobson.com OpEds @LiveScience.com Twitter @lemont

I have an MA in History and a PhD in Archaeology. I have also worked for leading international fashion and design companies as well as tool manufacturers. I have a passion for fashion, product design, the perfect dry martini, a good scotch and red wine. Told you I have an odd life.
Bragging rights
Scuba diving with sharks, hiking Hadrian's Wall, cat rescuer.
Education
  • University of York
    Archaeology, 2002 - 2008
  • Central Michigan University
    History, 1998 - 2000