Anthropology


New! Last Days of Pompeii (Secrets of the Dead) 56 min.

What were the last days in Pompeii like before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago? In 2021, for the first time, an ornate four-wheeled ceremonial chariot was discovered in the ruins of Pompeii, offering new insights into the lives of wealthy, high-ranking landowners who lived in villas on rich farmland outside the city.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Nazca Desert Mystery 54 min.

Who created the Nazca lines, one of archaeology’s greatest enigmas, and why? Recent finds of long-hidden lines and figures etched into the Peruvian desert offer new clues to the origins and purpose behind these giant desert symbols.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Talking Black in America 142 min.

This documentary series explores the most controversial and misunderstood language variety in the United States: African American Language (AAL). With the perspectives of everyday people and the guidance of?historians, linguists, and educators, the series showcases the history of the language, the symbolic role it plays in the lives of African Americans, and the tremendous impact on the language a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Talking Black in America: Roots 58 min.

A celebration of African-American resiliency, creativity, and ingenuity, this program finds a connection of the spirit among the peoples and societies of West Africa and the African Diaspora. Filmed in Ghana, the Bahamas, and throughout the United States, it is the third program in the Emmy Award winning Talking Black in America series of interrelated documentaries on African-American language and...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Part 4: When you Return - The Basketweavers 45 min.

On the land in the foothills above California’s Central Valley, we join Wukchumni basket weavers, Jennifer Malone and her mother, Marie Wilcox, as they gather basket materials and weave baskets with friends and family. Along the way there are lessons to be learned about personal accomplishment, care for the earth, and cultural resilience.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Alaskan Dinosaurs 54 min.

Wielding chainsaws to extract fossils frozen in the permafrost and flying drones to map thousands of footprints, intrepid paleontologists discover that dinosaurs thrived in the unlikeliest of places--the cold and dark of the Arctic Circle.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

My Story: Joseph Metatawabin Jr. 34 min.

Joseph Metatawabin Jr. tells the story of his life in his language, Omushkego (Swampy Cree). Translation of his interview into English is by Edmund Metatawabin, one of his first cousins. Joseph was forced to attend St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany, Ontario in the early 1950s where he and other students were dehumanized and abused by priests, bishops, nuns, and workers at the school...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

New to Our Collection! Drain The Oceans 470 min.

Drain the Oceans dives deep into the unknown — a truly epic, truly original series that takes underwater adventure and earth science illustration into a whole new era. Ambitious exploration, advances in scientific research and innovative technology allow earth science and history to step forward to expose hidden evidence of the most amazing undersea mysteries, as never seen before.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New to Our Collection! Episode 1: America's Last Slave Ship (Drain the Oceans) 47 min.

Maritime archaeologists and historians go in search of the crucial component in the trans-Atlantic slave trade: the slave ship, which transported over 12 million Africans who were sold and forced to work in the New World. By draining we reveal the cruel technology on board, see the horrific conditions and identify a wreck in Alabama that could be the last slave ship to bring Africans to American s...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New to Our Collection! Episode 10: Chicago (Drain the Oceans) 47 min.

Draining Lake Michigan uncovers Chicago’s secret history. The latest sonar technology exposes a catastrophe that killed 300 people, solves a tragic Christmas mystery, uncovers a game-changing naval training program from World War II and reveals an engineering marvel that stops the fastest growing city in the world from choking to death.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020