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Here are some educational and popular videos on archeology and anthropology that may be of interest to the public. For a more comprehensive list of archeology and anthropology videos please visit the links to video lists below. Also, you may want to check with your local library for more information.

Links to video lists
The Archaeology Channel
This site features a number of short video programs about archaeological sites around the world.

The DER Film and Video Listings
This page contains listings and brief summaries for anthropology and archaeology films available for purchase through Documentary and Educational Resources.

General archeology
Lost Worlds: The Story of Archaeology [video recording]
Produced by Princeton, NJ, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 2000. This six-part series presents a complex history of archaeology, stretching back nearly 250 years. The series concisely surveys several topics including history of the discipline, archaeology's use as a political tool, and the future of archaeology. The 50-minute programs include: Stones and Bones: The Birth of Archaeology; Treasure Seekers: Archaeology Turns from Passion to Plunder; Digging by the Book: Program Archaeology; Looking for One Beginning: The Fallacy of Diffusionism; At the Service of the State: Archaeology as Political Tool; The Future of the Past.

General anthropology
National Anthropological Archives
Developed by the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, this online archive collects and preserves historical and contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's cultures and the history of the discipline. Its collections represent the four fields of anthropology—ethnology, linguistics, archaeology, and physical anthropology—and include manuscripts, fieldnotes, correspondence, photographs, maps, sound recordings, film and video created by Smithsonian anthropologists and other preeminent scholars.

Strangers Abroad [video recording]
Produced by Princeton, NJ, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1990. This six-part series presents a formative history of cultural anthropology. The series focuses on the shift from "armchair" anthropology to the practice of anthropological fieldwork, by spotlighting the work of a number of early influential anthropologists. The 52-minute programs include: Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer: Fieldwork; Franz Boas: The Shackles of Tradition; William Rivers: Everything Is Relatives; Bronislaw Malinowski: Off the Veranda; Margaret Mead: Coming of Age; Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard: Strange Beliefs.

Archeological Issues
Bones of contention [video recording]
Written and produced by Danielle Peck and Alex Seaborne. A BBC production, 1995. Video examines the current practice of Native American human remains repatriation, and numerous conflicts that have arisen between Native American groups, archaeologists, and museum curators.

Digging for slaves [video recording]
Written and produced by Jonathan Dent. A BBC-TV production in association with Arts and Entertainment Network, 1989. Video details the excavation of three slave quarters in Middleburg Plantation, South Carolina, at Monticello, Virginia, and at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

Thieves of time [video recording]
Produced and directed by Don Hopfer; written by Pat Beaty, Don Hopfer, Beth Vershure. A PBS production, KAET-TV, 1992. Video details the looting of North American archaeological sites from colonial times through the present. Video also illuminates recent legislation enacted as a means of stemming this practice.

Unearthing the slave trade [video recording]
Produced by Tom Naughton and Nicolas Valcour; director, Joe Wiecha; writers, Eleanor Grant … [et al.]. Produced in association with the Archaeological Institute of America; New Dominion Pictures, 1993. Video details the archaeological excavations of the African burial ground in New York, as well as examining the lives of enslaved Africans in colonial New York City.

Cultural anthropology and related issues
Gullah tales [video recording]
Written and directed by Gary Moss; produced by Gene deGolian and Gary Moss. A production of the Office of Educational Media, Georgia State University, 1987. Set in 1830 on a rural South Sea Island plantation, the video is narrated by an elderly slave storyteller telling stories to children.

The Biggest Jewish City in the World [video recording].
Destination America series. Produced by Princeton, NJ, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1992. A cultural history detailing the late 19th and 20th century Jewish Diaspora's immigration to New York City.

Chinese-Americans Living in Two Worlds [video recording].
Produced by Princeton, NJ, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1999. Video explores the complexities of Chinese-American cultural identity by focusing on issues of immigration, family life and contemporary American employment issues.

The Hispanic Americans: One or Many Cultures? [video recording].
Part of the Hispanic Americans series. Produced by Princeton, NJ, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1998. Video explores the multiple facets of contemporary Hispanic American communities by addressing cultural identities derived from a number of historical nationalities.

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