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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 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
1 mini-dv (86 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Discusses Sir Leonard Woolley's excavations at Ur and what these sensational discoveries revealed about one of the world's first cities.
Topics: Archaeology, Ur (Extinct city), Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960, History, Middle East, Lectures
Middlebury Special Collections
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Mapping and evaluating marine cultural landscapes allows scientists and researchers to gain new understanding of the roles of maritime activities within specific societies, to discover patterns of maritime-based interactions between cultures, and to develop a better long term understanding of human impacts on specific maritime ecosystems. It also allows a long term analysis of the human aspects of environmental change, and a clearer identification of important cultural variables such as trade...
Topics: Underwater archaeology, Maritime anthropology, Ocean and civilization, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.