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Video Schedule

Fall 2013

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  
Tuesday
3 September
2013
 
VC 128
Woman of Chamula
(14 min., 1969, VC 128)
Day 02  
Thursday
5 September
2013
 
VC 1611
Sentinels of Silence
(19 min., 1990, VC 1611)
Week 2 — Mesoamerica: The Area and its People
Day 03  
Tuesday
10 September
2013
     
Day 04  
Thursday
12 September
2013
 

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)
Week 3 — Who Were the First Americans?
Day 05  
Tuesday
17 September
2013
 

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)
         

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

Day 06  
Thursday
19 September
2013
 
VC 1299
The Search for Ancient Americans
(57 min., 1988, CC, VC 1299)

Week 4 — American Archaeology

Day 07  
Tuesday
24 September
2013
 

 

 
Day 08  
Thursday
26 September
2013
 

VC 3339

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

Week 5 — Preclassic Period: Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

Day 09  
Tuesday
1 October
2013
 

VC 3284

check for new copy

Excavations at La Venta
(29 min., 1986, VC 3284)
Day 10  
Thursday
3 October
2013
 

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)

Week 6 — Preclassic Period / Catch Up and Review

Midterm Exam

Day 11  
Tuesday
8 October
2013
     
Day 12  
Thursday
10 October
2013
   

The f2014 Ancient Middle America Midterm Exam will be on Thursday, 9 October 2014

REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop
Firefox
Moodle Exams (and everything else on Moodle) works best with a Firefox

browser. If you do not have a Firefox browser on your laptop, download one (it's free).

Week 7 —The Classic Period

Day 13  
Tuesday
15 October
2013
     
Day 14  
Thursday
17 October
2013
 

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)
Week 8 — Classic Period Life
Day 15  
Tuesday
22 October
2013
     
Day 16  
Thursday
24 October
2013
 

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)

Week 9 — Classic Period Mathematics, Science, and Writing
Day 17  
Tuesday
29 October
2013
 

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)

Day 18  
Thursday
31 October
2013
 

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)
Week 10 — The Classic Period: Economies and Empires
Day 19  
Tuesday
5 November
2013
 
VC 212
Maya Lords of the Jungle
(60 min., 1981, VC 212)
Day 20  
Thursday
7 November
2013
 

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)

Week 11 — The Collapse
Day 21  
Tuesday
12 November
2013
 

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

Day 22  
Thursday
14 November
2013
 

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 12 — The Postclassic Period
Day 23  
Tuesday
19 November
2013
   

 

Day 24  
Thursday
21 November
2013
 

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]
Week 13 — The Early Postclassic: Toltecs and "Toltecized" Maya
Day 25  
Tuesday
26 November
2013
     
   
Thursday
28 November
2013
   

Thanksgiving Holiday
Day 26  
Tuesday
3 December
2013
 

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)
Week 14 — The Late Postclassic: Aztecs
Day 27  
Thursday
5 December
2013
 

VC 3530

Ancient Civilizations: "The Aztecs"
(47 min., 1999, VC 3530)
Day 28  
Tuesday
10 December
2013
 

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)
Week 15 — New Worlds: The Conquest
Day 29  
Thursday
12 December
2013
 
VC 169
The Sweat of the Sun
(52 min., 1975, VC 169)

Day 30  
NA f2013
     
Week 16 — Finals "Week"

 

The f2014 Ancient Middle America Final Exam will be at 10:00-11:55 a.m. on Friday, 19 December 2014, in Cina 214

REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop
Firefox
Moodle Exams (and everything else on Moodle) works best with a Firefox browser. If you do not have a Firefox browser on your laptop, download one (it's free).
   
      Check with National Geographic, Discovery,
Nova
and the BBC
           
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