Between Oceans and Empires
Dr Jago Cooper explores the forgotten people of ancient Costa Rica, who built a series of spectacular settlements amongst the rivers and volcanoes.
Dr Jago Cooper explores the rise and fall of the forgotten civilisations of Central America.
His quest takes him from from the crystal blue seas of the Caribbean to the New World's most impressive pyramids, flying over the smoking volcanoes of Costa Rica and travelling deep underground in the caves of central Mexico.
He travels in the footsteps of these peoples to reveal their secrets and unearth the astonishing cultures that flourished amongst some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world.
In this episode, Jago explores the forgotten people of ancient Costa Rica, who built a series of spectacular settlements amongst the rivers and volcanoes of Central America and whose enigmatic legacy - including hundreds of mysterious, giant stone spheres - is only now being unravelled by archaeologists.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Executive Producer||Greg Sanderson|
|Executive Producer||Ross Harper|
|Series Producer||Graeme Hart|
|Production Manager||Michelle Gauntlett|
|Production Coordinator||Catherine Ross|
|Re-recording mixer||John Cobban|
|Director of photography||Craig Hastings|
|Sound Recordist||Peter Prada|
|Location Manager||Sergio Miranda|
|Participant||Mauricio Murillo Herrera|
|Participant||Jorge Umana Solis|
|Participant||Roger Jeffrey Frost|
|Participant||Anagensy H Villalobos|