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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Parades, Flotillas, Archaeology, University Museum expeditions, Cerro de las Mesas, Mexico
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On June 29, 1994, two archaeological sites and one traditional cultural property (a Muckleshoot fishing site, ca. 1850), since nominated for the National Register of Historic Places, were found near White Lake, at the confluence of the Black and Duwamish rivers and in the path of the Alki Transfer/CSO control construction project. Archaeologists Lynn Larson and Dennis Lewarch discuss ancient travel routes and fishing/shellfish processing sites along the Duwamish River. Produced by King County...
Topics: Duwamish River Watershed (Wash.), Excavations (Archaeology)--Washington (State), Indians of North...
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A 10-minute documentary entitled "Archaeological update" about the Seattle public utilities' plan to expand the city's water treatment facilities, and the involvement of local Indian tribes in identifying sites of historic and cultural interest that might be affected by the plan.  Produced by King County Department of Metropolitan Services.
Topics: Duwamish River Watershed (Wash.), Excavations (Archaeology)--Washington (State), Indians of North...
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A 15-minute, detailed discussion of the city's efforts to preserve any Native American artifacts that might be disturbed in the process of building the Alki wastewater transfer station. Produced by King County Department of Metropolitan Services.
Topics: Duwamish River Watershed (Wash.), Excavations (Archaeology)--Washington (State), Indians of North...