Video Guide List

 

 

achilles5

 

Location: Greece         Length: 6 min

 

Produced by the Spanish multimedia company, Balawat, this short animated film is the story of Achilles. His mother, Thetis, to protect him from harm submerges him in the River Styx in order to make him invulnerable…

 

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Location: Greece         Length: 12 min.

 

The Acropolis of Athens has been a special place to people there for thousands of years. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is a special place in our time for people everywhere. On its top and flanks rest monuments to some…

 

achilles5

 

Location: Kentucky         Length: 6 min.

 

The ancient Adena Culture of Kentucky and surrounding states is renowned for its massive burial mounds and exquisite art works. But the lives of Adena people are shrouded in mystery because only three habitation sites have been found…

 

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Location: Turkey         Length: 7 min.

 

This documentary highlights the Aegean coastal region of Anatolia in today’s southwestern Turkey. Densely settled in Classical times, this region featured some of the most important cities in the ancient world of the eastern Mediterranean…

 

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Location: Thailand         Length: 25 min.

 

The Akha Way is like a road leading back to the past where the ancestors dwell and forward into an uncertain future. For a millennium, the Akha have inhabited the hills of Southeast Asia. The Akha Way, or Akhazaunh, is their code of life…

 

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Location: Greece         Length: 4 min.

 

The story of Odysseus and the Cyclops, told in the Iliad of Homer, has fascinated people of all ages for millennia. A funerary proto-Attic amphora from 650 B.C., found at Eleusis, just west of Athens, Greece, and now housed at the Archaeological Museum of Eleusis, tells the story in pictures…

 

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Location: Kentucky         Length: 11 min.

 

This video documents how two sciences, archaeology and paleoecology, came together in a research project that confirmed archaeologists' ideas about the changing land use patterns of the First Americans along the western edge of the Appalachian Mountains…

 

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Location: Greece         Length: 12 min. 

 

This film tells the story of ancient Greece in an engaging manner through hand-drawn images taken from ceramic vessels…

 

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Location: Greece         Length: 9.5 min

 

In 1992 Greek archaeologists recovered a fragmentary hydraulis from the 1st Century B.C. at the Greek city of Dion. Based on this example and documentary evidence, the European Cultural Centre of Delphi finished reconstructing the instrument in 1999…

 

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Location: Louisiana         Length: 15 min.

 

Two thousand years ago, people in central Louisiana developed a complex culture represented today by a group of earthworks and mounds protected today at the site of Marksville…

 

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Location: Italy         Length: 8 min.

 

Pompeii is well known for its rich archaeological record sealed by volcanic deposits in A.D. 79. But what was the history of the city and its inhabitants before this date?

 

achilles5

 

Location: Worldwide         Length: 28 min.

 

Featuring interviews with today's news-makers, host Faith Haney of Central Washington University explores cultural anthropology and archaeology…

 

achilles5

 

Location: Worldwide         Length: 34 min

 

In this series of interviews with today's news-makers, host Faith Haney of Central Washington University explores cultural anthropology and archaeology…

 

achilles5

 

Location: Worldwide         Length: 37 min.

 

In this series of interviews with today's news-makers, host Faith Haney of Central Washington University explores cultural anthropology and archaeology...

 

achilles5

 

Location: Worldwide         Length: 34 min

 

In this series of interviews with today's news-makers, host Faith Haney of Central Washington University (CWU) explores cultural anthropology and archaeology…

 

achilles5

 

Location: Worldwide         Length: 23 min.

 

In this series of interviews with today’s news-makers, host Faith Haney of Central Washington University (CWU) explores cultural anthropology and archaeology…

 

achilles5

 

Location: Worldwide         Length: 22 min.

 

In this series of news-maker interviews, host Faith Haney of Central Washington University (CWU) explores cultural anthropology and archaeology…

 

achilles5

 

Location: Greece         Length: 14 min.

 

In 1901, sponge divers found an extraordinary mechanism on the sea bottom near the island of Antikythera. It astonished the whole international community, stumping scientists for decades…

 

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Location: Brazil         Length: 12 min

 

This video describes the Archaeological Scientific Salvage and Cultural Heritage Management Program of Taguatinga Valley in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia.

 

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Location: Arizona         Length: 12 min.

 

This video takes you on a virtual tour of archaeology and explains why the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation sponsored archaeology before the Central Arizona Project was built to irrigate the desert…

 

achilles5

 

Location: Maine

 

These pottery fragments (left) of a 17th century ceramic jug made in Germany were recently found buried in the state of Maine (USA) at the Ft. St. George archaeological site. Founded in 1607 and abandoned in 1608, the Popham Colony is a time capsule of life at the dawn of the English colonial period in North America…

 

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Location: Arizona, USA         Length: 17 min

 

Grand Canyon National Park, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States, is home to a Native American population with thousands of years of history and tradition…

 

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Location: Spain         Length: 30 min.

 

The gently rolling hills of the Sierra de Atapuerca in Spain hold many limestone caves used by humans for almost one million years. Using lots of computer 3D graphics, this documentary brings us face to face with discoveries made over the last twenty years at archaeological sites there…

 

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Location: Peru         Length: 7 min

 

Atipanakuy is a Quechua word meaning "confrontation" or "fight." This imaginative film, much of it in Quechua with English and Spanish subtitles, reflects the Taki Ongoy cultural resistance movement of the 1500s and the rediscovery of Peruvian history through the rebirth of two scissors dancers, who dance through modern Peruvian culture…

 

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Location: Missouri        Length: 12 min

 

Normally, archaeological survey of proposed highway corridors takes place during the planning phase of the work. Sometimes, the initial ground check leads to further investigation and even full-scale excavation of archaeological sites in the path of the roadway…

 

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Location: Guatemala         Length: 24 min.

 

On a lake set amongst volcanoes in the Guatemalan highlands lies the contemporary Mayan town of Santiago Atitlan…

 

houseandpeople web

 

Location: Arizona, USA        Length: 4 min.

In an area of northeastern Arizona formerly used by the Zuni, Hopi, Apache, and Navaho, archaeologists with the Arizona Department of Transportation explore a prehistoric habitation site…

 

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Location: Arizona        Length: 14 min

 

To the Apache, it was BESH-BA-GOWAH: Metal Camp. To the pioneers of the 1800s, it was just a dusty ruin. But to archaeologists, this ancient pueblo is a gold mine of information. Seven centuries ago a small city of stone stood here: a home to an amazing people who developed a civilization long before the arrival of the Europeans…

 

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Location: India         Length: 21 min

 

Traditional iron smelting in India goes on today, offering a glimpse into the country's environmental and social history. Early documents declare that the demand for fuel led to deforestation of much of the Deccan Plateau by the 1830s…

 

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Location: England         Length: 14 min

 

Calleva Attrebatum, the Roman Town of Silchester, was built after the First Century Roman invasion of Britain and abandoned forever in the Fifth Century...