Anthropology


New! Polar Extremes 113 min.

Renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson takes us on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet. Following a trail of fossils found in all the wrong places-beech trees in Antarctica, redwoods and hippo-like mammals in the Arctic-NOVA uncovers the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-thick ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Talking Black in America 57 min.

The creativity and resilience of people living through oppression, segregation and the fight for equality, and the powerful identity forged by a shared heritage are all expressed in the ways African Americans communicate. This program by Neal Hutcheson, Danica Cullinan, and Walt Wolfram chronicles the incredible impact of African-American English on American language and culture. Filmed across the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Rise of the Mammals 54 min.

An asteroid blasted Earth 66 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs. How did life recover? Now a massive discovery--a trove of fossils from the key first million years after the cataclysm--tells the story. With exclusive access, this film recounts a rare find of animals, plants, and precise dates. Together, they reveal how a new living world--one that came to include us--rose from the ashes.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Dead Sea Scroll Detectives 53 min.

What can technology reveal about the Dead Sea Scrolls? Join scientists as they investigate suspicious, newly surfaced fragments to see if they're forfeited, and use imaging techniques to digitally unravel the charred remains of a scroll.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Decoding da Vinci 54 min.

Journey to Florence to discover how Leonardo da Vinci used science, from human dissections to innovative painting techniques, to create his legendary artwork. Learn why Mona Lisa's smile is so captivating—and what it took to create it.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Culture: Volume 2 9 min.

This program presents examples and looks at the concepts of material and non-material culture, culture lag, and sociobiology.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Culture: Volume 3 10 min.

This program introduces the idea of culture war, discusses Shalom Schwartz's work on values that are shared and differ across cultures, and considers the idea of dominant ideology. It also considers the concept of and gives examples of subcultures and countercultures.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

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

Language and Society 13 min.

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

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Norms 11 min.

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

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019