Anthropology


New! Africa's Great Civilizations—Part 1: Origins 53 min.

Journey with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Kenya, Egypt and beyond as he discovers the origins of man, the formation of early human societies and the creation of significant cultural and scientific achievements on the African continent.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Africa's Great Civilizations—Part 2: The Crescent and the Cross 53 min.

Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. charts the ancient rise of Christianity and Islam, whose economic and cultural influence stretched from Egypt to Ethiopia. Learn of African religious figures like King Lalibela, an Ethiopian saint, and Menelik, bringer of the Ark of the Covenant.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Africa's Great Civilizations—Part 3: Empires of Gold 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovers the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early north and west Africa from deserted lands into the continent’s wealthiest kingdoms and learning epicentres.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Africa's Great Civilizations—Part 4: Cities 53 min.

Gates explores the power of Africa’s greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City, whose wealth, art and industrious successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent’s east and west coasts.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Africa's Great Civilizations—Part 5: The Atlantic Age 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms, but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th & early 19th centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Africa's Great Civilizations—Part 6: Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the dynamism of 19th century Africa, the “scramble” by European powers for its riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Femicide - Honduras, One of the Most Dangerous Places to Be a Woman 18 min.

Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado became a tragic symbol of gender-based violence after she was killed, but many Honduran women live in fear of being attacked by men.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Lost Tribes of Humanity 53 min.

We humans consider ourselves unique. In terms of evolution, our ancestors and cousins have all died out. But groundbreaking discoveries made in the last few years have transformed our beliefs about our past. We now know there were at least four distinct species of human alive on the planet at the same time—and possibly more. Who were these "lost tribes" of humanity? What happened when we met them?...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Testosterone / Dr. Jane Goodall—Catalyst 29 min.

Testosterone has long been considered the hormone that makes men masculine. But is this common perception selling the hormone short? Meet Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, world-renowned primatologist, humanitarian, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

VR Archaeology / CubeSats—Catalyst 28 min.

The Plain of Jars is one of South East Asia’s biggest archaeological enigmas. Who carved these giant megalithic stone jars, and what they were used for, has remained a mystery for centuries. Now a crack team of archaeological sleuths is using drone technology and virtual tools to reveal their secrets. Space has always been the playground of very big players with very deep pockets—but not anymore....

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016