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The Anthropology 101 Collection is a collection of films that are commonly used to teach introductory anthropology courses. Ranging from classic ethnographic films to films that explore the field itself, this collection is both an excellent teaching tool and student resource.
Apply a cutting-edge historical approach to the epic story of humanity across time and around the world.
Taught by acclaimed Professor Craig G. Benjamin of Grand Valley State University, these 36 sweeping lectures trace the grand story of human civilizations from our emergence as a species, through the agricultural and industrial revolutions, and into the future.
'Ancient Cultures, Part 1' is part of a series of films from BigMedia.tv. Ancient Culture journeys through the annals of ancient history to delve into few of the earliest living cultures on earth with the help of archive footage of some of the world's most distant and stunning places. This remarkable series talks about the advent and settlement of early humans in some of the world's most diffi cult surroundings, and discusses the likelihood of survival of these ancient people over the next millennium. Cultures include Mongols, Nubans, Aborigine, Saami, Papuans, Maori, Kalahari Bushman, Bhutanese, Waorani, Masai, Marsh Arabs and Aka.
Why did cities first evolve in the Middle East? Why were Europeans the ones who came to dominate so much of the planet, rather than the Chinese or the Incas? And why are the tropics the capital of global poverty? Based on Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book, this classic three-part series follows humankind’s bumpy journey from the Ice Age to the information age to reveal the root cause of global inequality: geography. Commentary by Diamond himself as well as by international historians, archaeologists, and scientists is combined with documentary footage, dramatic reconstructions, and computer animation to investigate the forces that have shaped the past—and are shaping the future. A National Geographic Production. 3-part series, 54–55 minutes each.
Take a virtual tour through rediscovered cities and see archaelogical sites as their inhabitants saw them centuries ago. Spectacular on-location photography, state-of-the-art graphics, and research from the world's leading archaeological experts.