Video Guide List

 

 

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Location: Worldwide         Length: 10 min

In this personal-voice and very witty short film by University of Southern California student Amy Ramsey, the archaeologist/filmmaker explores what the public knows, and often misconstrues, about her field of study…

achilles5

Location: Florida         Length: 18 min

Working quickly without heavy equipment to avoid damage to the artifact, archaeologists organized by Southeastern Archaeological Research excavate a thousand-year-old forty-foot wooden canoe from the sandy shore of an island in Tampa Bay…

achilles5

Location: Bahrain         Length: 5 min

A British archaeology field team explores a historic fort in the small island country of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf to find out what remains beneath the ground…

achilles5

Location: Mauritania         Length: 8 min

The golden sun setting between the soft dunes of the Sahara introduces this personal and deeply felt account in which the author reveals to the viewer a page of her intimate diary…

achilles5

Location: China         Length: 23 min

Modernization poses a serious threat to China’s cultural heritage. In three chapters and one bonus feature, Jonah Kessel’s film details this threat to Beijing’s hutong neighborhoods, which date to medieval times…

achilles5

Location: South Carolina         Length: 27 min.

This is an archaeological adventure at the Topper Site in Allendale County, South Carolina, famous for Clovis and possibly pre-Clovis artifacts. Here, early humans were coming to ancient chert quarries, making rudimentary knives and other tools...

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Location: Virginia         Length: 11 min

 

Colonial Virginians and the Church of England established Elk Run Church in the 1740s. After the Revolutionary War, it became part of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia…

 

achilles5

Location: Worldwide         Length: 39 min.

This film tells how forensic sciences and archaeology have been used to investigate international human-rights abuses in trouble spots around the world…

achilles5

Location: Missouri         Length: 30 min.

Six hundred years ago, humans, black bears, and mountain lions were inhabiting a Missouri cave. When the entrance collapsed, everything was trapped inside, creating a time capsule not to be discovered until a small hole in the ceiling exposed the cave in 1985…

achilles5

Location: North Carolina         Length: 37 min

An abandoned wooden house deep in the woods leads an archaeologist/film-maker on a journey into the history of a family…