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Anthropology: Films and Videos in the University of Arizona Library


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Machu Picchu (1987)

Educational Video Network.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (14 min.) + 1 manual (10 p. : map; 15 cm.).
SUMMARY Describes Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca city in ruins in the Andes Mountains of Peru.
SUBJECTS Machu Picchu Site (Peru) -- Description and travel.
SUBJECTS Peru -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Incas.
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Peru -- Antiquities.
Media Video F3429.1.M3 M32 1987

Machu Picchu Revealed (1995)

Educational Video Network.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (20 min.)
SUBJECTS Incas -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
SUBJECTS Inca architecture.
Media Video F3429.1.M3 M32 1995

Magic Rites: Divination by Chicken Sacrifice (1967)

DESCRIPTION 16mm reel (8 min.)
SERIES African village life.
SUMMARY Rites performed by the Dogon people of Mali. Chicken is sacrificed, then cooked and eaten by males of the tribe.
NOTE No narration; natural sounds only.
Media Film A-8317

Magic Rites: Divination by Animal Tracks (1967)

DESCRIPTION 16mm reel (7 min.)
SERIES African village life.
SUMMARY The Dogon shaman in Mali prepares sand drawings symbolizing questions posed by tribal members. The shaman divines answers from the tracks left by animals crossing the drawings during the night. Supplementary reading is recommended to understand the background of the ritual.
NOTE No narration; natural sounds only.
Media Film A-8335

Margaret Mead and Samoa (1988)

A film by Frank Heimans; in association with Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Discovery Channel.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (VHS) (51 min.)
SUMMARY Presents new evidence in the controversy generated among anthropologists by Derek Freeman's refutation of Margaret Mead's Coming of age in Samoa.
SUBJECTS Ethnology -- Samoan Islands.
Media Video GN671.S2 M37 1988

Masai Women (1974)

Granada Television International.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (52 min.)
SERIES Disappearing world.
SUMMARY An ethnographic view of Masai culture and society, focusing on the preparation of young Masai girls for marriage and life in their society. Probes, through a candid interview with an older woman, the feelings of the Masai women about polygamy and their inability to own property.
SUBJECTS Women, Masai.
SUBJECTS Masai (African people)
Media Video DT443.3.M37 M37 1974

The Maya: Temples, Tombs, and Time (1995)

Questar Video presentation.
PUBLISHER Chicago, IL: Questar Video, c1995.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (53 min.)
SUMMARY Using recent breakthroughs in deciphering Maya glyphs and archeological discoveries, we take a new look at the Maya, now widely considered to have been the most brilliant and advanced inddigenous people of the Americas.
SUBJECTS Mayas.
SUBJECTS Indians of Central America.
SUBJECTS Central America -- Antiquities.
Media Video F1435 M392 1995

Maya: The Blood of Kings (1995)

Time-Life Video and Television presents.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.)
SERIES Lost civilizations.
SUMMARY While Europe was in the midst of the Dark Ages, the Maya of Central America were developing a culture responsible for a complicated writing system, mathematic and astrological calculations and archeological marvels. Explore ruins in the jungles of Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to understand a people both sophisticated and bloodthirsty and a society that collapsed with mysterious speed.
NOTE Videocassette release of an episode from the 1995 television series, Lost Civilizations.
NOTE Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
SUBJECTS Mayas.
SUBJECTS Indians of Central America.
SUBJECTS Archaeology -- Central America -- History.
Media Video F1435 .M44 1995

The Mehinacu (1960, 1991)

Granada Television.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (52 min.)
SERIES Disappearing world.
SUMMARY The Mehinacu live in a small village in the central Brazilian rain forest. The focus of this program is their annual celebration designed to ensure a good fruit harvest. Their peaceful way of life is threatened by a planned road through the forest.
SUBJECTS Mehinacu Indians.
SUBJECTS Mehinacu Indians -- Social life and customs.
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Brazil.
SUBJECTS Acculturation -- Brazil.
Media Video F2520.1.M44 M43 1991

Messages from the Past: Reassessing Ancient Civilizations (2001)

NHK Enterprises 21.
DESCRIPTION 4 videocassettes (59 min. each)
CONTENTS episode 1. Egypt: journey to the global civilization -- episode 2. Mesopotamia: I have conquered the river -- episode 3. Indus: the unvoiced civilization -- episode 4. China: heritage of the wild dragon.
SUMMARY Scholars visit ruins in Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley and China looking at the anthropology, sociology, engineering, agriculture, climatology and metallurgy of the ancient river-dependent civilizations that lived in these regions. Recent discoveries are highlighted. Descriptions are enhanced with detailed cinematography and 3-D animation.
SUBJECTS Egypt -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C.
SUBJECTS Iraq -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Iraq -- Civilization -- To 634.
SUBJECTS Indus River Valley -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Indus civilization.
SUBJECTS China -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS China -- Civilization -- To 221 B.C.
SUBJECTS Documentary films.
Media Video CB311 .M47 2001

Miles from the Border (1987)

Produced at the Center for Visual Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology, University of Southern California.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (15 min.)
SUBJECTS Mexican Americans -- California -- Los Angeles Region.
SUBJECTS Los Angeles Region (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations.
SUBJECTS Mexico -- Emigration and immigration.
SUBJECTS United States -- Emigration and immigration.
SUBJECTS Immigrants -- California -- Los Angeles Region.
Media Video F869.L89 M482 1987b

Milestones in Archaeology from the Lands of the Bible (2000)

ASOR, Centennial Committee.
DESCRIPTION 8 videocassettes.
CONTENTS 1.Tell Migne-Ekron: the riddle of the Philistines--2.Petra: lost City of the Nabateans--3.Cyprus: Archaeology of the Island of Aphrodite--4.Shechem: Abraham's shrine, capital of early Israel--5.Mashan-Shapir: Disappeared 1720BC, found 1991 A.D.--6.Qarqur: One of 1000 ancient Syrian Settlements--7.Sepphoris: Revisit a city bustling in Jesus' Day--8.Bab edh-Dhra: pre-literate culture revealed by shaft tombs.
Media Video VCT 970

Monumentos del México Antiguo (1990)

DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (25 min.) + 1 study guide.
NOTE In Spanish.
SUBJECTS Mexico -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Mexico -- History -- To 1519.
SUBJECTS Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540.
Media Video F1219 .M66 1990

Mundo Milagroso (miraculous World) (1995)

Presentation of Ritual Films and Brigham Young University
Department of Anthropology.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (27 min.)
SUMMARY An exploration of the mixture of Spanish Catholicism and Indian mysticism found in Texan communities along the Rio Grande River, where various saints and religious figures have made appearances to a receptive public.
NOTE English and Spanish.
SUBJECTS Mexican-American Border Region -- Religion.
SUBJECTS Miracles.
Media Video F392.R5 M86 1995

Mysteries of Easter Island (1993)

DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (28 min.)
SUMMARY How Easter Island's stone carvings were transported to their resting places has been the subject of debate for 200 years. Now, an archaeologist has constructed 3-D graphic images that illustrate how the indigenous people were able to accomplish this feat.
SUBJECTS Easter Island -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Prehistoric peoples -- Easter Island.
SUBJECTS Sculpture, Prehistoric -- Easter Island.
SUBJECTS Excavations (Archaeology) -- Polynesia.
Media Video F3169 .M97 1993

Mysteries of Mankind (1988)

Produced by the National Geographic Society.
DESCRIPTION 2 16mm film reels (60 min.)
SUMMARY Traces anthropological research in human evolution at African sites. Includes discussion of dating techniques.
SUBJECTS Human evolution.
SUBJECTS Human beings -- Origin.
SUBJECTS Physical anthropology.
Media Film D-14,195

Mysteries of Peru: The Lines (1993)

Central Productions for Channel Four.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (50 min.)
SUMMARY Part of a documentary series exploring the achievements of pre-Inca civilization, this film examines the lines and vast animalfigures drawn by ancient Peruvians in the flat desert floor. German-born mathematician Maria Reiche discusses her theory that the Nazca lines are a sophisticated astronomical observatory, created to mark risings and settings of the sun, moon and stars.
SUBJECTS Nazca Lines Site (Peru)
SUBJECTS Indians of South America -- Peru -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Astronomy.
SUBJECTS Peru -- Antiquities.
Media Video F3429 .M98 1993

The Mystery of the Anasazi (1998)

WGBH.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (51 min.)
SERIES Nova series.
SUMMARY Inquires into the mystery of the unknown builders of ruins discovered by the Navajo Indians 300 years ago. Considers questions such as who these people were, what happened to them, and why they disappeared.
SUBJECTS Pueblo Indians -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Southwest, New -- Antiquities.
Media Video E99.P9 M9 1998

The Mystery of the Anasazi: The Pre-americans (1974)

WGBH.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (60 min.)
SERIES Nova series.
SUMMARY Inquires into the mystery of the unknown builders of ruins discovered by the Navajo Indians 300 years ago. Considers questions such as who these people were, why they disappeared and where did they go.
SUBJECTS Pueblo Indians -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Southwest, New -- Antiquities.
Media Video E99.P9 M95 DAMAGED

Mystery of the First Americans (2000)

A NOVA production by MDTV Productions for WGBH/Boston.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (60 min.)
SUMMARY In 1996, on the banks of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, two college students stumbled across a human skull. Forensic investigators identified the victim as Caucasian, possibly a 19th century European settler. But then came the shocking discovery: the bones were 9,300 years old. What was someone who looked like a European doing in North America thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? Join NOVA and delve into the astonishing mystery of the first Americans.
SUBJECTS Indians of North America -- Antiquities.
Media Video E77.9 .M97 2000

The Mystery of the Lost Red Paint People (1987)

Produced in association with Danmarks Radio and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (56 min.) + 1 study guide.
SUMMARY Synthesizes new discoveries about the Maritime Archaic people, a seafaring tribe that inhabited North America 7000 years ago.
SUBJECTS North America -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Indians of North America -- Antiquities.
Media Video E98.A6 M97 1987

The Mystery of the Maya (1977?)

WNET.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette, 60 min.
SUMMARY Shows the influence of the Mayan civilization on today's culture inMexico and Central America and follows archaeologists on a search for a monument that has been lost for over 60 years.
SUBJECTS Mayas -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Indians of Central America -- Antiquities.
Media Video F1435 .M85

The Mystery of the Maya (1990)

Southeast Productions.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (25 min.)
SUMMARY This program seeks answers to the three great mysteries of the Maya: their unusual choice of inhospitable areas for their cities, how they achieved such incredible knowledge, and why they abandoned their cities at the height of their brilliance. Mayan integration of beautiful architecture, art and society is reviewed, as well as their unusual and demanding religion.
SUBJECTS Mayas -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Mayas -- History.
SUBJECTS Mayas -- Civilization.
SUBJECTS Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Indians of Central America -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Mexico -- Civilization.
SUBJECTS Yucatán Peninsula -- History.
SUBJECTS Civilization, Ancient.
Media Video F1435 .M97 1990

Myth and Meaning (1978)

Claude Levi-Strauss.
DESCRIPTION 3 discs. 33 1/3 rpm. mono. 12 in. (1 hr., 59 min.)
SERIES Massey lectures; 1978.
CONTENTS 1. The meeting of myth and science. Primitive thinking and the civilized mind.--2. Harelips and twins: the splitting of a myth. When myth becomes history.--3. Myth and music: two faces of language.
SUMMARY Claude Lévi-Strauss, a cultural anthropologist, talks about what he considers as variants of cultures and nature, despite superficial differences.
SUBJECTS Structural anthropology.
SUBJECTS Mythology.
SUBJECTS Ethnophilosophy.
Media Phono GN362 .L47 1978z

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