Anthropology: Films and Videos in the University of Arizona Library
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (49 min.)
SUMMARY "Jensen presents a fascinating introduction to the development of early Christian art. She connects themes and symbols with the associative meanings, sorting out which motifs can be traced to pagan prototypes and which are biblical in origin. Jensen also puts the birth of early Christian art into the context of the beliefs and practices of the early Christian community, exploring how, where, when and why Christian art first arose."--Container.
SUBJECTS Art, Early Christian -- Jewish influences.
SUBJECTS Art, Early Christian -- Pagan influences.
SUBJECTS Christian art and symbolism -- To 500.
Media Video N7832 .E27 1999
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (53 min.)
SUMMARY "Combining historical, archaeological and sociological information about Galilee during the time of Jesus, Strange portrays Galilee as an ideal setting for the beginning of a new religion. His description of the region in terms of archaeological evidence, geography, infrastructure, agriculture, weather, social structure, economy, and social and religious practices makes the birth of Christianity in Galilee seem inevitable."--Container.
SUBJECTS Sepphoris (Extinct city)
SUBJECTS Galilee (Israel) in the New Testament.
SUBJECTS Christianity -- Israel -- Galilee.
SUBJECTS Christianity -- Origin.
Media Video DS110.G2 E37 1999
Clyde B. Smith: made by Dept of Filmmaking and Television, University Extension, University of California.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (20 min.)
SUMMARY Professor Francois Bordes at the University of Bordeaux in France demonstrates some of the percussion flaking techniques which early man and his predecessors may have used to produce a variety of tools. Shows actual prehistoric tools from such sites as Olduvai Gorge, Clacton by the Sea, and various Neanderthal sites. Uses animation to show how the development of these tools parallels the evolution of man himself from hisAustralopithecine forebears to Homo sapiens.
SUBJECTS Tools, Prehistoric.
SUBJECTS Sculpture, Prehistoric -- France.
SUBJECTS France -- Antiquities.
Media Video GN772.22.F7 E27 1990z
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (26 min.)
SERIES Treasures of the British Museum.
SUMMARY Fleur Cowles conducts viewers through rooms in the British Museum, explaining particular artifacts and discussing the ancient Egyptians. The Rosetta stone is featured.
SUBJECTS Egypt -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Egypt -- Civilization.
SUBJECTS British Museum. Dept. of Egyptian Antiquities.
Media Video DT60 .E34 1991
Una co-producción de RTC (Dirección General de Radio Televisión y Cinematografía) y Televisa S.A.; D.R. Televiso México.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (56 min.).
SERIES En busca de México.
SUMMARY A Mexican documentary about the prehistoric god, Quetzalcoatl (the feathered serpent) which traces the origin of this legend through different prehispanic cultures, including the Teotihuacános, Aztecs and Mayans. Also explains the significance of Quetzalcoatl in these cultures and in the Spanish conquest of Mexico.
SUBJECTS Quetzalcoatl (Aztec deity)
SUBJECTS Indians of Mexico -- Folklore.
SUBJECTS Indian mythology -- Mexico.
SUBJECTS Aztecs -- Folklore.
SUBJECTS Aztecs -- Religion.
SUBJECTS Mayas -- Folklore.
SUBJECTS Mayas -- Religion.
Media Video F1219.3.F6 E54 1989
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (45 min.)
SUMMARY In "Orphans of the sun," explorers search for the last Incas. In "Magic healing, magic death," the explorers meet with healers who can cure tuberculosis.
SUBJECTS Bolivia -- Social life and customs.
SUBJECTS Bolivia -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Healers -- Bolivia.
Media Video F3314 .E9 1986
A presentation of Films for Humanities and Sciences; a production in conjunction with Stanford Research Institute.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (50 min.)
SUMMARY Discusses the Egyptian civilization and the building of the pyramids. Includes the current scientific study of the pyramids.
SUBJECTS Pyramids -- Egypt.
SUBJECTS Egypt -- Antiquities.
Media Video DT63 .E97 1998
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