Anthropology


New! Culture: Volume 1 14 min.

This program presents a general introduction to the concept of culture and the elements that comprise culture.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Language and Society 13 min.

This program offers a general introduction to the role language plays in society.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Norms 11 min.

This program provides a general introduction to the concept of norms in society.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Endangered Archaeology 23 min.

The rich and diverse archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa is under threat. Archaeologists and scientists race against time to preserve the region's ancient past.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Neanderthal, Part 1 56 min.

Ella Al-Shamahi, Andy Serkis, and a group of experts create a scientifically accurate 3D working avatar of a real Neanderthal.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Neanderthal, Part 2 55 min.

In the studio, Ella and her team of scientists reconstruct an experiment to discover whether the perpetrator of the world’s oldest murder was a Neanderthal or a modern human.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Woman in the Iron Coffin 56 min.

In 2011, construction workers uncovered the remains of a woman in an abandoned lot in Queens, New York. This program follows a team of historians and scientists as they investigate this woman’s story.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

First Civilizations: Part 1 54 min.

War addresses the paradox that good comes from bad. The threat of destruction engenders a sense of fear, but also creates tighter bonds within a community, while driving an arms race of technological progress. This happened in the Zapotec civilization in Mexico, but also with the Teotihuacan civilization which overthrew the Zapotecs and emerged as the first superpower of the Americas.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

First Civilizations: Part 2 54 min.

Religion examines the power of a shared belief system, which serves as the social glue to unify a population within a single state. Nowhere was this truer than in Ancient Egypt - still the world’s longest lasting civilization - which depended for its stability on the god-like status of its rulers.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

First Civilizations: Part 3 54 min.

Cities investigates the symbiotic link between urban living and civilization—there have been no cities without civilization, no civilizations without cities. The world’s first settlements were in Mesopotamia, where the emergence of farming created the calories necessary for people to feed themselves on a permanent basis. This led to an exponential increase in population and a blossoming of innovat...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018