|Professor to be featured on Discovery's Travel Channel July 10
Centre's Phyllis Passariello adds commentary to "World's Best" program
RELEASED: July 3, 2002
DANVILLE, KY-Phyllis Passariello, associate professor of anthropology at Centre College, will discuss historic locations around the globe on the program "World's Best Places to Go Back in Time." The show, part of the "World's Best" series, premieres on Discovery's Travel Channel July 10th at 10 p.m. It re-airs at 1 a.m. and July 14th at 7 p.m.
The program examines sites that genuinely represent their time period in history and that best reveal civilization from the beginnings of recorded history to the 20th Century. The 10 destinations on the list will attempt to reflect the most preserved, visually stunning, culturally revealing places of the past. The show will start in the present and work its way back through time. The Roman Empire, the ancient Greeks and the Incan civilization are just some of the topics to be explored.
A film crew for the Travel Channel came to campus in January to interview Passariello for the show. She spoke on four of the 10 time-specific destinations: the 1300's castles of Wales; Bath, England circa 973 A.D.; Cambodia's Angkor Wat and the nearby temples in the 9th Century; and Pompeii, Italy in 79 A.D. Passariello has traveled in three of the four destinations.
The Travel Channel's Web site is at http://travel.discovery.com/. To learn more about the "World's Best" series, visit http://travel.discovery.com/fansites/worldsbest/worldsbest.html.
A veteran of extensive fieldwork with the Maya and other peoples of Mexico as well as with indigenous peoples of Ecuador, Passariello has developed a strong interest in the anthropology of tourism. She has studied tourism as the basis for sustainable development for indigenous cultures, as well as related topics, including the impact of tourism on native people, the re-creation of ethnicity as a marketing strategy, and the religious pilgrimage as a factor in regional tourism.
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