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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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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by UPMAA, WCAU-TV
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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: Game shows, Archaeology, Artifacts, Artifact identification, Rainey. Froelich, Cammann, Schuyler,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Penn Museum
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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: Ancient Egypt, Egyptology, Epigraphy, Hieroglyphs, Archaeology, Penn Museum, University Museum,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by WCAU TV (CBS, Philadelphia)
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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.
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Topics: Game shows, Archaeology, Artifacts, Artifact identification, Rainey. Froelich, Lipschitz, Jacques,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by WCAU TV (CBS, Philadelphia)
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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 emailphotos@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: Archaeology, Ainu artifacts, Game shows, Archaeology, Artifacts, Artifact identification, Rainey....
·       “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: University of Pennsylvania Museum, Penn Museum, University Museum, Mitchell, Andrea, Promotional...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by E. Schmidt
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All rights are reserved by the University 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.
Topics: Near eastern archaeology, Shuruppak, Tell Fara, Iraq, Field work, Archaeology, Tepe Hissar, Iran,...
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: Dayaks, Dayak people, Borneo, University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Exhibits, Borneo,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Penn Museum
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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: Midas, University Museum, Penn Museum, University Museum exhibits, Archaeology
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by unidentified
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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. Edited travelogue/ethnographic footage with narrative titles
Topics: Copan, Honduras, Archaeology, Fieldwork, Maya archaeology, University Museum expeditions,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Arthur and Kate Tode (Kahop)
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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: Circumnavigation, Tourism, Touring, Azores, Madeira, Portugal, Morocco, Casablanca, Rabat,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Penn Museum
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âAll 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.â
Topics: Ancient Greece, Greece, Greek antiquities, Classical archaeology
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by UPMAA, WCAU-TV
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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: Game shows, Archaeology, Artifacts, Artifact identification, Rainey. Froelich, Cammann, Schuyler,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by WCAU TV (CBS, Philadelphia)
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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: Game shows, Archaeology, Artifacts, Artifact identification, Rainey. Froelich, Kidder. Alfred,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by UPMAA, James B. Pritchard
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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: Jordan, Archaeology, Biblical archaeology, Palestine, Jeruslaem, Archaeology, Dead Sea Scrolls,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by UPMAA
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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: Maya archaeology, University Museum expeditions, University Museum, Tikal, Guatemala, Fieldwork,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Tikal Project
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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: Field work, Tikal expedition, Guatemala, Archaeology, Maya antiquities, University Museum...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by WCAU TV (CBS, Philadelphia)
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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: Game shows, Archaeology, Artifacts, Artifact identification, Rainey. Froelich, Lipschitz, Jacques,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Alfred Kidder II
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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: Archaeology, Fieldwork, Bolivia, Chiripa
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Tikal Project
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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: Field work, Tikal expedition, Guatemala, Archaeology, Maya antiquities, Chichicastenango,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by WCAU TV (CBS, Philadelphia)
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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: Game shows, Archaeology, Artifacts, Artifact identification, Rainey. Froelich, Cammann, Schuyler,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by UPMAA (?), MPO Television Films, Inc.
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Museum film for "Hall of Man" anthropology exhibit 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: Museums, Archaeology, University Museum, Physcial anthropology
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Mary Butler
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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: Goat Island Rock Shelter site, Archaeology, Field work, United States
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by WCAU TV (CBS, Philadelphia)
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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: Game shows, Archaeology, Artifacts, Artifact identification, Rainey. Froelich, Cammann, Schuyler,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by UPMAA, Henry N. Michael, National Science Foundation
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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: Radiocarbon dating process, Archaeology
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Dupont Nemours Company
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Topics: Fibers, Textiles, Textile history, Museums, University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by UPMAA, Glenn Bernard (prod)
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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. Completed Film narration - Gene Crane
Topics: Museums, Archaeology, Underwater archaeology, Maritime archaeology, University Museum, University...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by NBC
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Produced by the Southern Baptists Convention, 1967. Filmed in Jordan and featuring Biblical Archaeologist James B. Pritchard (1910-1997) of the University of Pennsylvania.
Topics: Biblical archaeology, Jordan, Archaeology, Pritchard, James B., Tell es-Sa’idiyeh
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: Classical archaeology, Ancient Rome, Leptis Magna, Libya, Field work, Restoration
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Tikal Project
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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: Field work, Tikal expedition, Guatemala, Archaeology, Maya antiquities, University Museum...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by UPMAA, Ted Nemeth (prod)
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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. Panama -- Cocle see also 4010
Topics: Cocle, Panama, Archaeology of the Americas, Field work
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by UPMAA, Glenn Bernard (prod)
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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: Classical archaeology, Ancient Rome, Leptis Magna, Libya, Field work, Restoration
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: Cocle, Panama, Archaeology of the Americas, University Museum expeditions
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Panama Expedition Project
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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: Archaeology of the Americas, Panama, Cocle, Sitio Conte, Cocle, Sitio Conte Cocle Expedition,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by UPMAA, Michael Wakely
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Complete Film narration - Ralph Collier 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: Wissahickon Creek, Archaeology, Philadelphia. PA
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Penn Museum
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âAll 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.â
Topic: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Panama Expedition Project
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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: Sitio Conte, Cocle, Sitio Conte Cocle Expedition, Fieldwork, Archaeology, Fieldworkers, Panama
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by UPMAA, James B. Pritchard
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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: Jordan, Archaeology, Biblical archaeology, Palestine, Jeruslaem, Archaeology, Dead Sea Scrolls,...
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Kourion Collection
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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: Kourion, Cyprus, Archaeology, Fieldwork, University Museum expeditions, Roman antiquities
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Penn Museum
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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: Tomb Chapel, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Egyptian...
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
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Films
by Penn Museum
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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: Wallace, Anthony, Anthropology: University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Penn Museum.