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Video Schedule

Spring 2019

Under Revision

visual anthropology
 Anthropology Videos and DVDs in the UMD Library
 Archaeology and Classical Studies Videos and DVDs in the UMD Library

  • Video materials used in class illustrate many topics covered in this course

  • Consider these presentations similar to lab sessions
    • that is, watch them carefully and critically rather than simply watch another movie or video

  • The exams will include these materials, and it will be assumed that you have paid critical attention to them



           
Day   Date  
No.
Title

Week 1 — Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to Middle America

Day 01  
Thursday
17 January
2019
 
VC 128
Woman of Chamula
(14 min., 1969, VC 128)
           
Week 2 — Mesoamerica: The Area and its People
           
Day 02  
Tuesday
22 January
2019
 
VC 1611
Sentinels of Silence
(19 min., 1990, VC 1611)
           
Day 03          
           
Week 3 — Who Were the First Americans?
           
           
Day 04  
Tuesday
29 January
2019
 

UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
F1430 .S65 2006 DVD

"The Fifth World of the Aztecs"
episode 4 of the Spirits of the Jaguar series
(60 min., 1997, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1430 .S65 2006 DVD)

Check:

Review: 'First Peoples' Series Chronicles Origins And Spread Of Modern Humans -- Forbes (24 June 2015)

Day 05  
Thursday
31 January
2019
  UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
F1430 .S65 2006 DVD
"The Fifth World of the Aztecs"
episode 4 of the Spirits of the Jaguar series
(60 min., 1997, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1430 .S65 2006 DVD)
           
Day 05  
Thursday
31 January
2019
 

UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
E99.C832 C66 2004 DVD

"Coming into America" from Scientific American Frontiers -- Alan Alda
(60 min., 2004, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia E99.C832 C66 2004 DVD)
         

 

           
Week 4 — American Archaeology
           
Day 06   Tuesday
05 February
2019
  UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
E99.C832 C66 2004 DVD

"Coming into America" from Scientific American Frontiers -- Alan Alda
(60 min., 2004, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia E99.C832 C66 2004 DVD)

Course Viewing Guide

         

Good supplementary video:
Mystery of the First Americans
(60 min., 2000, VC 3965)
  ~ includes Kennewick

   
 

VC 1299

 

The Search for Ancient Americans
(57 min., 1988, CC, VC 1299)

 

Day 07  
Thursday
07 February
2019
 

VC 1299

The Search for Ancient Americans
(57 min., 1988, CC, VC 1299)

is being replaced by
Day 07   Thursday
07 February
2019
 
DVD tba

First Face of America
(53 min., 2018, CC, DVD 2018)
  Naia -- Wikipedia

Course Viewing Guide

Watch the Program On-line through 28 February 2019

           
Week 5 — Preclassic Period: Mesoamerica Identifies Itself
           
Day 08  
Tuesday
12 February
2019
 

VC 3339

Search for the Lost Cave People
(60 min., 1998, VC 3339)

 

Day 09  
Thursday
14 February
2019
 

VC 3284

check for new copy

Excavations at La Venta
(29 min., 1986, VC 3284)
           

Week 6 — Preclassic Period / Catch Up and Review

           
Day 10  
Tuesday
19 February
2019
 

UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
CC100 .L66 2002 DVD

"Looking for One Beginning: The Fallacy of Diffusionism"
From the series Lost Worlds: The Story of Archaeology
Films for the Humanities
(51 min., 2001, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC100 .L66 2002 DVD)

 

Day 11          
           

Week 7 —The Classic Period

Midterm Exam

   
     
Day 12  
Tuesday
26 February
2019
   

The s2019 Ancient Middle America Midterm Exam will be Tuesday, 26 February 2019

REM: Bring your Laptop

Laptop

 

Day 13  
     
           
Week 8 — Classic Period Life
           
Day 14  
Tuesday
05 March
2019
 

UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
F1219.1.T27 .T44 2001 DVD

Teotihuacán: The City of the Gods
(27 min., 2002, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1219.1.T27 .T44 2001 DVD)
Day 15  
     
           
   
11-15 March 2019
Spring Break
           
Week 9 — Classic Period Mathematics, Science, and Writing
           
Day 16  
Tuesday
19 March
2019
 

UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
F1430 .S65 2006 DVD

"Forests of the Maya"
episode 2 of the Spirits of the Jaguar series
(60 min., 1997, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1430 .S65 2006 DVD)

Day 17  
Thursday
21 March
2019
 

UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
F1435.3.M35 C85 2006 DVD

Culture and Math: The Maya
(15/31 min., 2006, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1435.3.M35 C85 2006 DVD)

           
Week 10 — The Classic Period: Economies and Empires
           
Day 18  
Tuesday
26 March
2019
 

UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
F1435.3.W75 C73 2008 DVD

Cracking the Maya Code
NOVA
(54 min, 2008, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1435.3.W75 C73 2008 DVD)
Day 19  
Thursday
28 March
2019
 
VC 212
Maya Lords of the Jungle
(60 min., 1981, VC 212)
           
Week 11 — The Collapse
           
Day 20  
Tuesday
2 April
2019
 

UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 2

Out of the Past: "Artisans and Traders"
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 2)
         

A good supplementary video on the Maya is the National Geographic film:
Dawn of the Maya
(ca. 60 min., 2004, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1435 .D39 2005 DVD)

Day 21  
Thursday
4 April
2019
 

UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
F1435 .L67 2009 DVD 

Lost Kingdoms of the Maya
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1435 .L67 2009 DVD)

Lost Kingdoms of the Maya -- on-line at snagfilms.com

Good supplementary videos:
Lost King of the Maya

(Copán's Yax K'uk Mo') -- Nova

(60 min., 2001, VC 4357)
transcript

           
Week 12 — The Postclassic Period
           
Day 22  
Tuesday
9 April
2019
 

 

 

Day 23  
Thursday
11 April
2019
  UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 4

Out of the Past: "The Collapse"
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 4)

           
Week 13 — The Early Postclassic: Toltecs and "Toltecized" Maya
           
Day 24  
Thursday
16 April
2019
 

UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 1

Out of the Past: "New Worlds"
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 1)
[check/clean DVD disk]
Day 25  
     
           
Week 14 — The Late Postclassic: Aztecs
           
Day 26  
Tuesday
23 April
2019
 

UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
F1435.1.C5 C44 2001 DVD

Chichén Itzá: At the Mouth of the Well
(27 min., 2001, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1435.1.C5 C44 2001 DVD)
Day 27  
Thursday
25 April
2019
 

VC 3530

Ancient Civilizations: "The Aztecs"
(47 min., 1999, VC 3530)
           
Week 15 — New Worlds: The Conquest
           
Day 28  
Tuesday
30 April
2019
 

UM DULUTH Library Multimedia
F1219.73 .S43 2008 DVD

Secrets of the Dead: "Aztec Massacre"
PBS
(60 min., 2008, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1219.73 .S43 2008 DVD)
Day 29  
Thursday
2 May l
2019
 
VC 169
Sweat of the Sun
(52 min., 1975, VC 169)

         

Sweat of the Sun
(52 min., 1975, VC 169)
<https://documentaryheaven.com/the-tribal-eye-the-sweat-of-the-sun/>
DocumentaryHeaven

YouTube: : <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQAy0zqSa9o>

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_wqsSNtjDo>

           
Day 30  
NA s2019
     
 
Week 16 — Finals "Week"

 

The s2019 Ancient Middle America Final Exam will be at 8:00-9:55 on Tuesday, 7 May 2019, in Cina 214

REM: Bring your Laptop

Laptop
   
      Check with National Geographic, Discovery,
Nova
and the BBC
           
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