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Myths and the moundbuilders( Visual )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The huge earthworks and mounds scattered through the eastern half of the United States prompted people in the nineteenth century to speculate that a lost civilization had preceded the Indians then living among the mounds. Though we've known for some time that the ancestors of those Indians actually built the mounds, archaeologists are still exploring their contents for a better understanding of their builders
N!ai : the story of a !Kung woman by John Marshall( Visual )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of footage of the!Kung people of Namibia from 1951 through 1978. Focuses on the changes in the life of these people as seen through the reflections of one woman, N!ai
The Incas by Jacques Vichet( Visual )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the work of three archaeologists currently excavating in Peru for insights into Inca civilization. Under investigation are: the 10,000-mile network of Inca roads, the Inca administrative centre at Huanuco Pampa, and Inca agricultural methods
Maya lord of the jungle by John Angier( Visual )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits ancient sites on the Yucatan Peninsula where new findings are forcing a reappraisal of the past of the Mayans. Researchers display and interpret their findings, setting aside the errors of the past, and quietly working a revolution in pre-Columbian archaeology
The Chaco legacy( Visual )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines archaeological theories about the rise and fall of Chacoan culture, which had a high level of technical development and flourished over 900 years ago in the area of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Shows their extensive water control system, the large network of roads they constructed and several mammoth structures they built. Includes a history of the different excavation projects
Seeking the first Americans by Graham Chedd( Visual )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the theories of archaeologists who are searching for clues to the identity of the first people to reach North America between 11,000 and 50,000 years ago
Dadi's family by Michael Camerini( Visual )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a farming family in India which focuses on Dadi, the grandmother, who manages a large household of sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren and tries to hold the extended family together despite external and internal changes. Looks at the role and lives of women, who become members of their husband's family upon marriage
Lost king of the Maya( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing two programs including Lost King of the Maya and Maya Lords of the Jungle, get a closer look at the civilization and the rule of the ancient Mayan people
The Three Worlds of Bali( Visual )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Steve Lansing guides the viewer on an exploration of the Indonesian island of Bali, which is coming to terms with the technological West. The Balinese make artistic offerings of music, dance, poetry, and even food in order to maintain the delicate balance between the world they live in, the world of the gods, and the world of the demons. The Balinese have retained what was important to them, which is a blend of animism, Hinduism, and Buddhism into a single continuous tradition
Margaret Mead : an observer observed by Alan Berliner( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Margaret Mead was largely responsible for popularizing anthropology in America. From her pioneering studies of children to her speeches about the fate of the environment, Mead was both a student of the world and its teacher
Other people's garbage( Visual )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the findings of archaeologists working at three sites in the United States and explains what their findings reveal about day-to-day life in America's recent past
Little injustices : Laura Nader looks at the law by Terry Kay Rockefeller( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Laura Nader compares the resolution of everyday complaints in law between a small Zapotec Indian village and the United States. Studies are based on a 10-year study of 5000 consumer complaints. She discusses the legal procedures and remedies, and comments on the problems of an impersonal law and on large corporations
Journey to the occupied lands( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producer-correspondent Michael Ambrosino examines the Israeli-occupied territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip through a personal journey that explores the bitter and complex issues of land ownership, the scope and future of the Israeli settlements, the harsh realities of Israeli military justice, and daily life under Israeli occupation
On the cowboy trail( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows Ray Holmes, one of the last of the old-time cowpunchers, who still rides herd in the cattle country of southeastern Montana, and looks at how strip-mining threatens time-honored traditions of ranching and the land itself
The Ring of truth by Philip Morrison( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Morrison takes viewers on a personal journey of the inner workings of science, inviting them to ask questions about the everyday experiences that lie behind scientific results
The ancient mariners( Visual )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructs, through the work of marine archaeologists in the Aegean, ships of antiquity, featuring details of their design and fabrication. Shows that ancient ships are treasure troves of information, including the documentation of trade routes, products, and even social conditions. Includes animated sequences and special sound effects, along with maps and photographs
Franz Boas : 1852-1942( Visual )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on anthropologist Franz Boas, focusing on his fieldwork with the Kwakiutl, his teaching career at Columbia University and Barnard College, and his outstanding theoretical contributions to the field of anthropology
Ben's mill( Visual )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how, in northeastern Vermont, Ben Thresher operates his nineteenth-century, water-powered mill to provide tubs, sleds, and tools needed by local farmers. Tells how, almost a century and a half old, his mill and mill technology were critical to America's development
Franz Boas, 1858-1942 by Franz Boas( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of the German physicist who was responsible for shaping the course of American anthropology, by bringing discipline and order to a field that had previously dealt in subjective "race classification." Includes reflections and anecdotes by scholars and students, excerpts from journals and letters, and archival photographs. Discusses the Kwakiutl Indians, the principal subjects of Boas' field work
The American Indian collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This remarkable PBS series illuminates the true heritage of America's native peoples
 
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