Anthropology


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

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 120 min.

In 2010 there was an incredible breakthrough: the Neanderthal genome was first decoded. The greatest surprise was that most modern humans have inherited Neanderthal DNA, and that there is around 2% of their DNA inside everyone from outside sub-Saharan Africa. These genes have helped shape modern humans into what we are today. So what kind of people were our ancient ancestors? This two-part serie...

Formats: Streaming 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 212 min.

Having lived as mobile foragers for 99 percent of our time on Earth, why did humans set out on the road to civilization? How did they create villages, towns, cities, and states, and establish the blueprint for the modern world? First Civilizations identifies four cornerstones of civilization - war, religion, cities and trade - and explores each in the context of a different location, from Mexico,...

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