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Anthropology: Films and Videos in the University of Arizona Library


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Dance and Human History (1976)

Columbia University, Dept. of Anthropology, Choreometrics Project.
DESCRIPTION 2 16mm reels (40 min.)
SUMMARY Introduces the work of Alan Lomax and his colleagues in developing choreometrics, a cross-cultural method of studying the relationship of dance style to social structure. Shows how the group, including Forrestine Paulay and Irmgard Bartenieff, analyzed dance films from all over the world and established a connection between patterns of movement and patterns of culture.
SUBJECTS Dance -- Philosophy.
SUBJECTS Movement, Psychology of.
SUBJECTS Ethnology.
Media Film E-14,173

The Dawn of Humankind (1992)

A production of WQED, Pittsburgh, in association with the National Academy of Sciences.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (60 min.) + 1 instructor's guide.
SERIES Infinite voyage.
SUMMARY Four-part program about the evolution of the human race, told from a scientific point of view. Explores evidence from archaeology, paleontology, and genetics of the transition from caveman to the modern human species. Covers the Cro-Magnons, Neanderthals, australopithecine, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, and Homo sapiens. Relates discoveries in Africa by archaeologist Hilary Deacon. Tells of geneticist Rebecca Cann's research on DNA passed from mother to daughter, from which she concludes that the human race came from one woman in Africa 200,000 years ago.
SUBJECTS Human evolution.
SUBJECTS Prehistoric peoples.
SUBJECTS Physical anthropology.
SUBJECTS DNA.
Media Video Oversize GN281 .D38 1992

The Dead Sea Scrolls (1993)

Biblical Archaeology Society.
DESCRIPTION 6 videocassettes (360 min.)
CONTENTS pt. 1. The secret of the caves- discoveries and controversies / Ronald S. Hendel. -- pt. 2. Qumran and the text of the Hebrew bible / Ronald S. Hendel. -- pt. 3. The dead sea scrolls and the early christian church / James C. VanderKam. -- pt. 6. Reconstructing the dead sea scrolls- computers and concordances / Martin G. Abegg. -- pt. 5. The rewritten bible at Qumran / Sidnie A. White. -- pt. 4. Living at the end of time- the beliefs of an apocalyptic community / Ronald S. Hendel.
SUMMARY A six-part program of lectures on the Dead Sea scrolls by scholars with hands-on experience deciphering and interpreting these 2,000-year-old documents. Gives the history of their discovery and acquisition and relates ancient cultural and religious history brought to light by their interpretation, including roots of Christianity and Judaism.
SUBJECTS Dead Sea scrolls.
Media Video BM487 .D42 1993

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament (1999)

James Vanderkam.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (56 min.)
SUMMARY "VanderKam delivers a point-by-point comparison of the Dead Sea scrolls and the New Testament. He asserts that while the scrolls should not be directly linked to the Bible, they reveal a community living before, during and after Jesus, and cast much light on the early relationship of Christianity and Judaism."--container.
SUBJECTS Dead Sea scrolls -- Relation to the New Testament.
SUBJECTS Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
SUBJECTS Qumran community.
Media Video BM487 .D46 1999

Desert People (1968)

Commonwealth Film Unit.
DESCRIPTION 16mm reel (51 min.)
SUMMARY Depicts an average day in the lives of two families of the Western Desert in Australia, showing what a great portion of their time is spent in the search for food.
SUBJECTS Ethnology -- Australia.
Media Film E-7522

Digging for Slaves (1989, C1993)

A BBC-TV production in association with Arts and Entertainment Network.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (50 min.)
SUMMARY Provides fascinating details at excavations of 18th-century slave quarters on Middleburg Plantation near Charleston, SC; at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home; and at Colonial Williamsburg.
SUBJECTS Slavery -- United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
SUBJECTS Archaeology -- United States.
Media Video E446 .D53 1993

Discovering the Music of Latin America (1989)

Barr Films; directed by Bernard Wilets.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (20 min.) + study questions (1 fold. sheet)
SUMMARY Traces the history of Latin American music, pointing out the incorporation of many traditions, particularly Indian and Spanish. Presents some of the modern derivatives, such as the popular dance rhythms of the tango and the rhumba. Includes examples of pre-Columbian and modern instruments.
SUBJECTS Music -- Latin America.
SUBJECTS Musical instruments -- Latin America.
Music Closed Stacks Video- cass. 44

Discovering the Music of Latin America (1969)

Directed by Bernard Wilets.
DESCRIPTION 16mm reel (20 min.) + study guide.
SUMMARY Traces the history of Latin American music, pointing out the incorporation of many traditions, the most important of which are Indian and Spanish. Presents some of the modern derivatives, such as the popular dance rhythms of the tango and the rhumba. Includes examples of pre-Columbian instruments.
SUBJECTS Music -- Latin America -- History and criticism.
SUBJECTS Musical instruments -- Latin America.
Media Film B-11,222

Discovering the Music of Latin America (1994?)

Directed by Bernard Wilets.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (20 min.).
SERIES Discovering music series.
SUMMARY Traces the history of Latin American music, pointing out the incorporation of many traditions, particularly Indian and Spanish. Presents some of the modern derivatives, such as the popular dance rhythms of the tango and the rhumba. Includes examples of pre-Columbian and modern instruments.
SUBJECTS Music -- Latin America.
SUBJECTS Musical instruments -- Latin America.
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Music.
Media Video ML3575.A2 D57 1994z

The Dynamics of Intolerance: Jews and Gentiles in Hellenistic Egypt (1999)

John Collins
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (59 min.)
SUMMARY "Collins explores the ancient origins of anti-Semitism. Using two examples from pre-Christian Jewish communities in Egypt--the Elephantine and the Alexandrian communities--Collins uncovers some roots of anti-Semitism having to do with nationalism and cultural concepts of hospitality, along with other causes related more directly to Jewish religious practices."--Container.
SUBJECTS Antisemitism -- History.
SUBJECTS Jews -- Egypt -- History.
SUBJECTS Elephantine (Egypt) -- History.
SUBJECTS Alexandria (Egypt) -- History.
Media Video DS145 .D96 1999

 

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