Anthropology: Films and Videos in the University of Arizona Library

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The Ancient Africans (1970)

DESCRIPTION 16mm reel (27 min.)
SUMMARY Animated drawings, maps, and pictures of art objects from six museums are intercut with location photography of Kush and Axum areas to show life today in the ancient Sudanic kingdoms and in Benin. Includes scenes of the stone walls of Zimbabwe.
SUBJECTS Africa -- Civilization.
SUBJECTS Africa -- Antiquities.
Media Film D-8333

Ancient Egypt (1999)

Eagle Rock Entertainment; produced and directed by Ruth Wood.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (47 min.)
SERIES Ancient civilizations.
SUMMARY For almost 3,000 years, the pharaohs ruled a civilization that was arguably the grandest of the ancient world. This program sheds new light on this enigmatic empire, offering information on the construction of the pyramids; the god-kings, including the only female pharaoh, Hatshepsut; the Rosetta Stone; religions and cults; mummification and burial rites; and the treasures of Tutankhamen. Interviews with noted Egyptologists, a professor from Cairo University, the chief inspector at the archaeological digs at Gaza, and the son of the guide who led Howard Carter to the tomb of Tutankhamen.
SUBJECTS Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C.
SUBJECTS Egypt -- History -- To 332 B.C.
SUBJECTS Egypt -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Pyramids of Giza (Egypt) -- Design and construction.
Media Video DT61 .A52 1999

Ancient Greece (1999)

Cromwell Productions; Eagle Rock Entertainment.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (47 min.)
SERIES Ancient civilizations.
SUMMARY Beginning with Homer's account of the Trojan War, this program re-creates the Greek world to provide insight into the daily lives of Greek citizens.
SUBJECTS Greece -- Civilization.
SUBJECTS Greece -- Antiquities.
Media Video DF78 .A53 1999

The Ancient Mariners (1981)

Public Broadcasting Associates.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (60 min.)
SERIES Odyssey.
SUMMARY Nautical archaeologists excavate three shipwrecks from the depths of the Eastern Mediterranean. The three ships, dating from before 300 B.C. to 1025 A.D. tell the story of a significant change in the methods of ship construction - a change reflecting broader alterations in social, political, and economic conditions.
SUBJECTS Underwater archaeology.
SUBJECTS Mediterranean Region -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Shipbuilding -- History.
Media Video CC77 .A65 1981

Ancient Rome (1999)

Eagle Rock Entertainment; Cromwell Productions; written by Ruth Wood.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (47 min.)
SERIES Ancient civilizations.
SUMMARY Scholars discuss the unification of Europe under the Romans, the military structure and tactics that allowed them to conquer much of Western Europe, and the cultural and social aspects of Rome before the empire collapsed in 476 A.D.
SUBJECTS Rome -- Civilization.
SUBJECTS Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D.
SUBJECTS Rome -- History, Military -- 30 B.C.-476 A.D.
SUBJECTS Rome -- Social conditions.
SUBJECTS Rome -- Antiquities.
Media Video DG77 .A53 1999

Annual Festival of the Dead (1967)

DESCRIPTION 16mm reel (14 min.)
SERIES African village life.
SUMMARY The Dogon people of Africa celebrate their annual festival of the dead.
Media Film B-8325

Archaeologists at Work (1962)

made by Wayne Mitchell.
DESCRIPTION 16mm reel (14 min.) + study guide.
SUMMARY Shows two archaeologists as they excavate a site, pointing out that the artifacts they find are clues to the lives of ancient people of the Southwest. Explains how their findings are evaluated in the laboratory, and how tree rings and Carbon 14 enable them to date their findings. Discusses the work of archaeologists as they help us learn about people and the lives they led in the prehistoric past.
SUBJECTS Southwest, New -- Antiquities.
Media Film B-6499

Archaeology: Pursuit of Mans' past (1967).

DESCRIPTION 16mm reel (15 min) + study guide.
SUMMARY Illustrates the theory and techniques of archaeology. Shows an archaeologist and his crew working an excavation site, from initial survey through laboratory analysis of the findings.
SUBJECTS Archaeology -- Methodology.
Media Film B-12,723

At the Edge of Conquest: The Journey of Chief Wai-Wai (1992?)

Produced by Geoffrey O'Connor Realis Pictures, Inc.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (28 min.).
SUMMARY Looks at the situation of the Waiapi Indians, a small isolated tribe that came in contact with the outside world in the late 1970's. The film focusses on the charismatic leader, Chief Wai-Wai as he travels from his remote village to Brazil's capitol.
SUBJECTS Wayampi Indians.
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Brazil.
SUBJECTS Indigenous peoples.
Media Video F2460.1.O9 A8 1992z

The Ax Fight (1975).

DESCRIPTION 16mm reel, 30 min.: sd., col.; 16 mm.
SERIES Yanomamo series.
SUMMARY A four-part analysis of a fight in a Yanomamo Indian village between local descent groups. Includes an unedited record of the event; a slow-motion replay of the fight; a discussion of the kinship structure of the fight; and an edited version.
SUBJECTS Yanomamo Indians -- Wars.
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Wars.
Media Film D-7926

The Aztecs (1955).

DESCRIPTION 16mm film reel (11 min.) + study guide.
SUMMARY Describes the culture of the pre-Aztec and Aztec civilizations as evidenced in the ruins, carvings, and murals of Tenochtitl{226}an, Teotihuac{226}an, Tula and Tenayuca. Emphasizes the important role of religion in the lives of the Aztec people and reenacts at Teotihuac{226}an a religious ceremony as it might have been performed in 1500.
SUBJECTS Rites and ceremonies.
SUBJECTS Indians of Mexico -- Religion.
SUBJECTS Indian mythology -- Mexico.
Media Film A-2114

The Aztecs (1999)

written by Elizabeth Baquedano; Ruth Wood, producer, director.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (47 min.).
SERIES Ancient civilizations.
SUMMARY Explores Aztec history and culture. Provides an overview of the events that shaped and destroyed the Aztec empire.
SUBJECTS Aztecs -- History.
SUBJECTS Aztecs -- Social life and customs.
Media Video F1219.73 .A96 1999

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