Anthropology: Films and Videos in the University of Arizona Library
Sacred Games: Ritual Warfare in a Maya Village (1988)
Thor Anderson; Zeno Production Company.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (ca. 75 min.).
SUMMARY Presents how the Maya people see the world and how their symbolic world is renewed in the annual carnival celebrations such as the ones at San Juan Chamula.
SUBJECTS Mayas -- Religion.
SUBJECTS Indians of Mexico -- Rites and ceremonies.
SUBJECTS Documentary films.
SUBJECTS Maya mythology.
Media Video F1435.3.R3 S33 1988
Science or Sacrilege: Native Americans, Archaeology, & the Law (1996)
Univ. of California at Berkeley.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (57 min.)
SUMMARY Discusses the issue of the controversy between Indians and scientists on the excavations and study of Indian burial grounds and remains. Examines the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation act (NAGPRA) passed in 1990, its underlying moral and political issues, its practical consequences, and the prospects for science in the post-NAGPRA world.
SUBJECTS United States. Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
SUBJECTS Indians of North America -- Anthropometry.
Media Video GN33.6 .S34 1996
Sculptors of the Forest (1969)
DESCRIPTION 16mm reel (13 min.)
SUMMARY Studies the Olmec culture of Mexico and describes its influence on the neighboring Zapotecs, Mixtecs, and Mayas. Shows Olmec stone sculptures and provides a history of their origins, meanings, and relation to early Mexican culture.
SUBJECTS Olmecs -- Antiquities.
Media Film B-8305
The Search for Herod's Harbor: Solving a 2,000 Year Old Mystery (1989)
A production of Drew/Fairchild.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (28 min.)
SUMMARY An adventure with archaeologists above and below the Mediterranean as they solve the mysteries of King Herod's magnificent harbor at Caesarea Maritima.
SUBJECTS Caesarea (Israel) -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Excavations (Archaeology) -- Israel -- Caesarea.
SUBJECTS Israel -- Antiquities.
Media Video DS111 .S33 1989
The Search for Neanderthal (1993)
Arkios Productions; in association with the Archaeological Institute
of America at Boston University & the Learning Channel.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (23 min.)
SUMMARY Archaeological data is used to examine why Neanderthals died out and modern man survived.
Media Video GN285 .S42 1993
Secrets of Lost Empires: Inca (1997)
Written, produced and directed by Michael Barnes; a NOVA production by the WGBH/Boston Science Unit and BBC-TV.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (60 min.)
SUMMARY Explores how the Incas were able to construct their citadels in the Andes and how they built their suspension bridges out of grass.
NOTE Closed captioned.
SUBJECTS Inca architecture.
SUBJECTS Incas -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Structural engineering -- History.
SUBJECTS Architecture, Ancient.
SUBJECTS Peru -- Antiquities.
Media Video F3429.3.A65 S4 1997
Secrets of the Little Bighorn (1993)
Arkios Productions; a presentation of Films for the Humanities &
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (25 min)
SUMMARY Archaeologists, by tracing the bullets and cartridge cases across the battlefield, have generated a computer simulation of the final moments of the Battle of Little Bighorn. The reconstuction represents a dramatic reversal from the way the battle has been traditionally portrayed.
SUBJECTS Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876.
SUBJECTS Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876.
SUBJECTS Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1866-1895.
Media Video E83.876 .S43 1993
Seeing Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology through Film (1997)
Karl G. Heider.
DESCRIPTION xx, 347 p.: ill., maps; 24 cm. + 2 videocassettes (191 min.)
SERIES Ethnographic film videos.
SUBJECTS Motion pictures in ethnology.
SUBJECTS Photography in ethnology.
Media Video GN347 .H46 1997
Seeking the First Americans (1980)
Public Broadcasting Associates.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (60 min.)
SUMMARY Archaeologists from Texas to Alaska search for clues to the identity of the first people to tread the North American continent, the early hunters who between 11,000 and 50,000 years ago crossed the Bering Strait in pursuit of game.
SUBJECTS Indians -- Origin.
SUBJECTS Prehistoric peoples -- America.
SUBJECTS Archaeology -- Methodology.
Media Video E61 .S4
Sentinels of Silence (1973)
DESCRIPTION 16mm reel (19 min.) + teacher's guide.
SUMMARY Aerial views of seven archeological sites in Mexico. Shows stone palaces, deserted temples, pyramid mounds, and elaborate carvings.
SUBJECTS Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Indian architecture -- Mexico.
SUBJECTS Mexico -- Antiquities.
Media Film B-11,415
Silent Sentinels: Mystery of Easter Island (1990)
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette
SUMMARY Easter Island, a remote island off the coast of Chile, was once the home of an extremely complex and sophisticated culture.Now, only the remnants of its art and architecture remain as proof that this culture even existed. This program explores the origins and the abrupt downfall of Easter Island's 1,000-year-old culture, and how its societal organization and beliefs are reflected in their famous statues and their aesthetically complex architecture.
SUBJECTS Easter Island -- Antiquities.
Media Video F3169 .S54 1990
Sky Chief (197-?)
University of California Extension Media Center.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (30 min.)
SUMMARY Shows the cultural and economic clash of different forces and the resulting ecological damage in Latin America, pointing out the collusion and conflict among an international petroleum consortium, a Latin American government, mestizo settlers and traders, and the indigenous people.
SUBJECTS Social conflict -- Latin America.
Media Video HD9574 .S59 1972
Producers, Emil W. Haury, Helga Teiwes; narrator, Emil W. Haury; sponsored by the Arizona State Museum.
DESCRIPTION 16mm reel (40 min.)
SUMMARY Uses live action, aerial perspectives, and artists' recreations to explore the archeological excavation of Snaketown, a Hohokam Indian farming village in the Arizona desert.
SUBJECTS Snaketown (Ariz.) -- Antiquities.
Media Film E-13,988
Snaketown: Early Indian Farmers Conquer the Arizona Desert: Snaketown Excavations 1964-65 (1967, 1989?)
Director, Emil W. Haury, photographer and editor, Helga Teiwes; sponsored by the Arizona State Museum.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (40 min.)
SUMMARY Uses live action, aerial perspectives, and artists' recreations to explore the archeological excavation of Snaketown, a Hohokam Indian farming village 25 miles SE of Phoenix on the north bank of the Gila River.
SUBJECTS Hohokam culture.
SUBJECTS Gila River Valley (N.M. and Ariz.) -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Excavations (Archaeology) -- Arizona.
Media Video E99.H68 S63 1989
Songs of the Adventurers (1987)
Produced and directed by Gei Zantzinger.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (47 min.)
SUMMARY Depicts the poetic songs, known as difela, of Sotho migrant workers, who must go from their homes in Lesotho to work in the mines in the Republic of South Africa.
SUBJECTS Folk poetry, Sotho.
SUBJECTS Sotho (African people) -- Music.
SUBJECTS Lesotho -- Social conditions.
Media Video M1831.S68 S66 1987
Sons of the Moon: A Film (1984)
By Deidre LaPin and Francis Speed.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (25 min.) + 1 study guide (38 p.: ill.; 16 x 23 cm.)
OTHER TITLE Ngas of Central Nigeria.
SUBJECTS Angas (African people)
SUBJECTS Ethnology -- Nigeria.
Media Video DT515.45.A53 L26 1984
Strangers Abroad: Pioneers of Social Anthropology (1990)
Written and presented by Bruce Dakowski.
DESCRIPTION 6 videocassettes (316 min.)
CONTENTS [Cass. 1] Fieldwork (53 min.) -- [cass. 2] The shackles of tradition (54 min.) -- [cass. 3] Everything is relatives (52 min.) -- [cass. 4] Off the veranda (53 min.) -- [cass. 5] Coming of age (53 min.) -- [cass. 6] Strange beliefs (53 min.).
SUMMARY Chronicles the lives and careers of Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer, Franz Boas, William Rivers, Bronislaw Malinowski, Margaret Mead, and Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard.
SUBJECTS Anthropologists -- Biography.
Media Video GN20 .S77 1990
Sumer, Babylon, Assyria: The Wolves (1991)
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (26 min.)
SERIES Treasures of the British Museum.
SUMMARY A guided tour through artifacts from Assyria, Babylon and Sumer in the British Museum that shows the scope and military history of those regions.
SUBJECTS Assyria -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Babylonia -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS British Museum. Dept. of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities
Media Video DS69.L6 S85 1991
The Sun Dagger (1983, C1993)
The Solstice Project; producer, Anna Sofaer; director, Albert Ihde.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (59 min.)
SERIES Sacred ways collection.
SUMMARY Describes the discovery of a celestial calendar in the Chaco Canyon in New Mexico which was constructed more than 1,000 years ago by the Anasazi Indians. Describes the complex workings of the calendar and the culture of the Indians who built it.
SUBJECTS Pueblo Indians -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Pueblo astronomy.
SUBJECTS Pueblo calendar.
SUBJECTS Indians of North America -- New Mexico -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Indian astronomy -- New Mexico.
SUBJECTS Indian calendar -- New Mexico.
SUBJECTS Chaco Canyon (N.M.) -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS New Mexico -- Antiquities.
Media Video E99.P9 S86 1983
The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial (1972)
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto.
PUBLISHER Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1972.
DESCRIPTION 1 videocassette (25 min.)
SUMMARY Tells of the discovery and excavation of the ship on Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, England. This ship is believed to be a memorial to an Anglo-Saxon king who died around 650 A.D.
SUBJECTS Sutton Hoo Ship Burial (England)
SUBJECTS Suffolk (England) -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Great Britain -- Antiquities.
SUBJECTS Excavations (Archaeology) -- England.
Media Video DA155 .S87 1972
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