Anthropology Videos - Physical
Physical Anthropology Videos
These videos are for research purposes, not entertainment. Patrons will be limited to five (5) videos and one (1) week of borrowing time. The Museum Library does have the equipment to view videos at the library. Teaching assistants and Professors maybe able to check out videos for classes. Any questions please ask at the Library Desk.
African primates: five species: images from the field [videorecording] / by Anne Zeller. Waterloo, Ontario: Dept. of Anthropology, University of Waterloo; Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources, 1997, c1994. 1 videocassette (53 min.) Series: Primate series. Abstract: This video is designed to provide comparative behavioral information on 5 African primate species in their natural habitats. The video focuses on the roles that various individuals play in the life of the group, and provides information on foraging, locomotion, infant specialization, and male-female interactions in a comparative manner among the five species. The species are two cercopithecine types, the vervet (Cercopithecus aethiops) and the blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis), one colobine, the black-and-white colobus (Colobus abyssinicus), and two apes, the common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) from Gombe, and the eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla graueri) from Zaire. Some of the video material is in the form of slides to include situations for which no other information was available. Interactions with humans are not a focus of this video, although some scenes demonstrate the close quarters at which humans and primates exist. This video could also provide some background for discussions of conservation problems in Africa. University Museum Library Desk VHS QL737.P9 A375 1997
Against all odds: inside statistics [videorecording] / producer, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) and Chedd/Angier in cooperation with the American Statistical Association and the American Society for Quality Control. Santa Barbara, CA : Intellimation, distributor, 1989. 26 parts on 13 videocassettes (ca. 57 min. each). Host, Teresa Amabile. The Annenberg/CPB collection. AbstractPresents the why as well as the how of statistics using computer animation, colorful on-screen computations, and documentary segments. Contents: (Programs l-2). What is statistics? Picturing distributions. (Programs 3-4) Describing distributions. Normal distributions. (Programs 5-6) Normal calculations. Time series. (Programs 7-8) Models for growth. Describing relationships. (Programs 9-10) Correlation. Multidimensional data analysis. (Programs 11-12) The question of causation. Experimental design. (Programs 13-14) Blocking and sampling. Samples and surveys. (Programs 15-16) What is probability? Random variables. (Programs 17-18). Binomial distributions. The sample mean and control charts. (Programs 19-20). Confidence intervals. Significance tests. (Programs 21-22). Inference for one mean. Comparing two means. (Programs 23-24). Inference for proportions. Inference for two-way tables. (Programs 25-26). Inference for relationships. Case study. University Museum Library Desk VHS QA276 .A343 1989
Ape man: the story of human evolution [videorecording] / produced by Granada Television in association with A&E Television Networks; producer, Rod Caird; director, James Black. [South Burlington, VT]: A & E Home Video, c1994. 4 videocassettes (ca. 50 min. ea.) Abstract: Join Walter Cronkite in Africa as he digs deep into the rich cradle of evolution. "Ape Man" is the definitive account of how humans evolved from primates to become the dominant species on earth. From the extinction of the dinosaurs to the invention of fire, from the development of language to the link between furry ancestors and modern man, this vivid journey tells a towering story. Featuring the latest scientific evidence, Ape Man travels 7 million years back in time to uncover the world of man's oldest ancestor. Contents: Vol.1 The human puzzle. Vol.2 Giant strides. Vol.3 All in the mind. Vol.4 Science and fiction. University Museum Library Desk VHS GN281 .G332 1994 vol.1-4.
Bad blood [videorecording] / BBC Education & Training; producer, Chris Hale. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences: distributed under license from BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc., 1997.1 videocassette (50 min) Abstract: The modern consequences of the fear of inheriting bad genes are explored in this program. University Museum Library Desk QH431 .I5 1997 v.2.
Bigfoot [videorecording]/44 Blue Productions in association with A & E Network; produced by James P. Taylor, Sr. New York, NY: New Video [distributor]; [S.l.]: A&E Home Video, c1997. 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.) Narrator, Leonard Nimoy. Series: Ancient mysteries. Abstract: With high-tech evidence, scientific analysis and the most recent sightings, this investigation offers a fresh perspective on the mystery of Bigfoot, also known as Yeti or Sasquatch. University Museum Library Desk VHS QL89.2.S2 B54 1997
The Blind watchmaker: the evolutionary ideas of Richard Dawkins [videorecording]: / BBC-TV; written and produced by Jeremy Taylor. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1998. 1 videocassette (48 min.)Abstract: Richard Dawkins, British biologist promotes his theory of the evolutionary creation of man and animals, based on his book "The Blind Watchmaker". Program begins in Glen Rose, Texas, a site of the discovery of a large number of fossilized dinosaur remains, and apparently humanoid footprints. University Museum Library QH366.2 .D372 1998.
Blood tests: Native American gamble[videorecording] / BBC Education & Training; produced by Chris Hale. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1997. 1 videocassette (50 min.)Abstract: Steve Jones investigates what constitutes Native American blood, then follows three individuals as they use DNA matching of a female gene in an attempt to confirm a genetic link between themselves and their Pequot ancestors. University Museum Library Desk QH431 .I5 1997 v.5.
Body doubles: the twin experience [videorecording] / Home Box Office and Carlton Television in association with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; written, produced & directed by Antony Thomas. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1998. 1 videocassette (50 min.) Abstract: The issue of whether character and intelligence are genetically predetermined is addressed through interviews with several identical twins, including a survivor of Nazi experiments under Joseph Mengele, a set of conjoined twins, and a pair of brothers reunited after being reared apart. Also briefly presented are a gathering of twins from around the world at Twinsburg, Ohio and twin research at the University of Minnesota. University Museum Library Desk VHS BF723.T9 B63 1997
Bones of contention [videorecording] / BBC; written & produced by Danielle Peck and Alex Seaborne. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences [distributor], c1998. 1 videocassette (49 min.) Abstract: This program provides an even-handed examination of the conflict between Native American groups and scientists, historians, and museum curators concerning the issue of the remains of more than 10,000 Native Americans unearthed at archaeological sites across the U.S. In doing so, it also provides an excellent survey of American Indian archaeology in the U.S. University Museum Library Desk E77 .B663 1998.
Challenging the human evolution model [videorecording] / written & produced by Christopher Hale. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1998. 1 videocassette (50 min.) Abstract: Questions the human evolution model which views the increase in hominid brain size and the transition to bipedalism as simultaneous events. Presents evidence that humans became bipedal before the enlargement of their brains. University Museum Library Desk GN281.4 .C53 1998.
The cult of the beautiful body: observations from the plane of body consciousness [videorecording] / by Gero Gemballa; a Bilder & Worte production for Deutsche Welle TV; executive producer, Jvrg Seibold. English version. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1999. 1 videocassette (30 min.) Abstract:"Extreme body consciousness has taken youthful narcissism to new heights, making 'boy meets girl' a ruthless physical selection process. This program examines the cult of the body in Western society and how it has reduced today's courtship ritual to a one-dimensional experience based primarily on physical attraction. Beginning with the pressure that men currently feel to conform to an abstract physical ideal, the role of the media is scrutinized, along with the culture that from Munich to Los Angeles excludes all who do not espouse the ideals of bodily perfection at the expense of all else. University Museum Library Desk BF697.5.B63 C926 1999.
The end of evolution: breaking the link [videorecording] / BBC Education & Training; producer, Chris Hale. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences; distributed under license from BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc., c1997. 1 videocassette (50 min.)Abstract: Genetic teams in England and Finland study how defective genes can be altered to halt transmission of disease through the generations. University Museum Library Desk QH431 .I5 1997 v.6.
Everything is relatives [videorecording]/a Films for the Humanities and Social Sciences presentation; written and presented by Bruce Dakowski; produced and directed by Andre Singer. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1990. 1 videocassette (52 min.): sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in. Series: Pioneers of social anthropology. Abstract: Reviews the life and work of social anthropologist William Rivers. Describes his work among the people of the Torres Straits and the Todas of southern India and how he was led to stress the importance of kinship ties in understanding culture. His efforts to provide anthropology with a sound scientific base are evaluated in detail. University Museum Library Desk GN21.R53 E84 1990.
Evolution [videorecording] / a co-production of the WGBH/NOVA Science Unit and Clear Blue Sky Productions ; executive producer for WGBH/NOVA Science Unit, Paula S. Apsell. Publisher: Boston, Mass. : WGBH Boston Video, c2001. 4 videodiscs (ca. 480 min.). Narrated by Liam Neeson. Abstract: A documentary television mini-series on evolutionary science and its effect on our lives and on our planet. University Museum Library Desk DVD QH367 .E86 2001
Darwin's dangerous idea Disc 1
Great transformations./ Extinction! Disc 2
The evolutionary arms race./ Why sex? Disc 3
The mind's big bang./ What about God? Disc 4
Evolution and human equality [videorecording] / produced, directed, and edited by Paul Rocklin. Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Insight Video, 1987.1 videocassette (42 min.) Lecturer, Stephen Jay Gould. Abstract: Using paleontology, evolutionary biology, genetics, history of science and social history as his tools, Gould tells the fascinating story of how racial differences have been misunderstood by scientists from pre-Darwinian days to the present and used to justify oppression, exploitation and persecution. He describes how new genetic research methods confirm the African origins of homo sapiens and the biological equality of the races.... University Museum Library Desk VHS GN269 .E96 1987
The fate of Neanderthal man [videorecording]/a production of TANGRAM Christian Bauer Film Productions, Munich, in cooperation with ZDF Enterprises and ARTE; written and directed by Manfred Baur, Hannes Schuler; producer, Ruth Omphalius. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1999. 2 videocassettes (52 min. ea.)Abstract: Survival in the Ice Age required intelligence, dexterity, strength and social structure to support a large group of people. We have learned that the Neanderthals displayed all of these, but we have not yet learned what led to their demise. University Museum Library Desk GN285 .F38 1999 Episode 1-2.
Mammoth Hunters University Museum Library Desk GN285 .F38 1999 Episode 1
The Death of Neanderthal Man University Museum Library Desk GN285 .F38 1999 Episode 2
The fate of the Neandertals [videorecording] /A&E Television Networks; produced by Lionel Friedberg. New York, NY: A&E Home Video, c1996. 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.). Host, Leonard Nimoy. Series: Ancient mysteries. Abstract: This program investigates how Neanderthal man survived and what happened when Neanderthal man vanished from Earth after the arrival of early Homo Sapiens. University Museum Library Desk VHS GN285 .F383 1996
Genomes: genetic roots of the human family tree[videorecording] / executive producer, Joanne Finlay; producer, Madeleine O'Dea. [Princeton, NJ]: Films for the Humanities & Sciences [distributor], c1999. 1 videocassette (29 min.) Abstract: The Human Genome Diversity Project: a neo-eugenic tool that reinforces racism, or an ethically justified search for knowledge? This program of Quantum presents an investigation of the controversial quest to trace the path of human migration over the past 100,000 years through Y-chromosome gene markers. University Museum Library Desk VHS QH447 .G467 1999
Hominid evolution 1: the early stages [videorecording] / presented by Dr. Anne Zeller; written and produced by Dr. Anne Zeller. Publisher: [Waterloo, Ont.]: Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Waterloo; Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources [distributor], 2000, c1988. 1 videocassette (ca 40 min.) Series: Primate series. Abstract: Using fossil casts of skulls and bones, Dr. Zeller investigates the pattern of morphological changes over the last 28 million years of human evolution. University Museum Library Desk VHS GN282 .H643 2001
The human journey [videorecording] / Choices ; World Almanac Video ; produced by Beyond Productions for The Learning Channel ; produced with the assistance of Australian Broadcasting Corporation ; director, Roger Scholes ; writers, Andrew Waterworth, Roger Scholes.Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : World Almanac Video : Distributed by Choices, Inc., c1999. 3 videocassettes (ca. 50 min. each) and 3 guides. Abstract: The belief that human evolution ran in a continuous path from a single primitive apelike creature to modern Homo sapiens is almost certainly incorrect. Our lineage is more like a tree than a straight line and while the picture of human evolution grows more complicated as scientists discover new information from fossil remains, it becomes more certain that Africa is the cradle of humanity. University Museum Library Desk VHS GN740 .H86 1999
In Search of Human Origins University Museum Library Desk VHS GN740 .H86 1999 Pt. 1
The Tale of Two SpeciesUniversity Museum Library Desk VHS GN740 .H86 1999 Pt. 2
The Creative Explosion University Museum Library Desk VHS GN740 .H86 1999 Pt.3
Is criminal behavior genetic? [videorecording] / BBC Education & Training; producer, Chris Hale. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences; distributed under license from BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc., c1997.1 videocassette (50 min.) Abstract: Steve Jones addresses the question are some people born evil. Examines the genetic and social factors that contribute to crime and antisocial behavior. University Museum Library Desk QH431 .I5 1997 v.3.
The Lapedo child: Neanderthals & Evolution [videorecording] / United Productions; BBC; The Open University.Publisher: New York, NY : Insight Media, c2001. 1 videocassette (50 min.) Narrator, Susan Rae.; commentary by Joco Zilhco. Abstract: "The reigning theory of human evolution maintains that the Cro-Magnons superseded the Neanderthals, who vanished entirely roughly 28,000 years ago. A recent discovery in Portugal's Lapedo Valley suggests another possibility. This video examines the body of the Lapedo child, whose Cro-Magnon chin and lower arms and Neanderthal jaw and build suggest he was the result of interbreeding between the species...." University Museum Library Desk VHS GN286.3 .L36 2001
The last Neanderthals [videorecording] / producer, director, writer, Steve Garwood, Pinball Productions, Inc.; co-writer, Marc Etkind; produced by Discovery Communications Inc., by Big Rock Productions Inc.Publisher: [United States]: Ambrose Video [distributor], c2000. 1 videocassette (26 min.) Commentary by Joco Zilhco. Abstract: Examines the mysterious disappearance of the Neanderthals. University Museum Library Desk VHS GN286.3 .L378 2000
Life on earth: a natural history [vidoerecording] / written and hosted by David Attenborough; produced by the BBC Natural History Unit in association with Warner Bros. and Reiner Moritz Productions; producers, Richard Brock and John Sparks. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, c1990, 1986. 2 videocassettes (233 min.). Abstract: Describes how four million life forms came to be as they are on Earth, not as isolated oddities but as elements in a long and continuous story that began billions of years ago. Contents: 1. The infinite variety. 2. Building bodies. 3. The first forests. 4. The swarming hordes. 5. Conquest of the waters. 6. Invasion of the land. 7. Victors of the dry land. 8. Lords of the air. 9. The rise of the mammals. 10. Theme and variations. 11. The hunters and the hunted. 12. Life in the trees. 13. The compulsive communicators. University Museum Library Desk VHS QH366.2 .L54 1990
Mysteries of mankind [videorecording] / produced by the National Geographic Society and WQED Pittsburgh; written and produced by Barbara Jampel. [Washington, DC?]: National Geographic Video, c1988. 1 videocassette (60 min.). Narrated by Richard Kiley.Abstract: Traces the development of human evolution and establishes relationships among ancestral species. Explains evolution in association with tool-making from human paleontological studies in Africa, England, and Israel. University Museum Library Desk VHS GN281 .M97 1992
The Omnivore [videorecording]/produced by Productions Coscient Inc.; director, Guy Laframboise. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c2000. 1 videocassette (48 min.)Abstract: "Hunger is one of the biological drives esssential to the survival of the human species. Constantly in search of something to eat, humanity has invented societal structures and means of conservation in an effort to ensure an adequate supply of food. This program traces the history of humankind's efforts to satiate the need to feed, from hunting and gathering, to agriculture and animal husbandry, to barter and commerce. And going beyond simple subsistence, the use of eating as a social ritual and pastime of gourmands is also addressed." University Museum Library GT2860 .O66 2000.
Out of Asia [videorecording]/a BBC/Discovery Communications, Inc. co-production; written & produced by Chris Hale. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1998. 1 videocassette (51 min.)Abstract: Presents new evidence that disputes the theory that modern man evolved from Africa. Asserts that Homo erectus was established in Australia simultaneous with its appearance in Africa. University Museum Library Desk GN743 .O87 1998.
Pinker, Steven. How the mind works [videorecording] / produced with the cooperation of Penn Humanities Forum at the University of Pennsylvania and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ; presented by Steven Pinker; produced and directed by Robert DiNozzi. Los Angeles, CA: Into the Classroom Media, 2000. 1 videocassette & booklet (ca. 52 min.).Abstract: Steve Pinker discusses the scientific understanding of the human mind. Based on his book How the mind works. University Museum Library Desk QP360.5 .P562 2000 videocassette + instructor's pkg.
Reflections of a bonehunter: the life and work of Loren Eiseley [videorecording] /a Cultural Affairs Production of University of Nebraska-Lincoln Television for the ETV Network; KUON-TV; written, produced & directed by Christine Lesiak. Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska ETV Network; distributed by Great Plains National, 1994. 1 videocassette (58 min.) N. Scott Momaday (voice of Eiseley), Julie Harris (narrator). Series: Nebraska heritage collection. Abstract: Describes the life and work of nature essayist Loren Eiseley. Includes visits to Eiseley's haunts, interviews with friends, family, and admirers, and shows photographs and artifacts from Eiseley's life. University Museum Library Desk VHS QH31.E54 R44 1994
The story of hominid evolution [videorecording]. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1997. 2 videocassettes (93 min.) Abstract: "German paleoanthroplogist Dr. Friedemann Schrenk travels to major fossil sites in Africa and to museums around the world to trace the phases of human evolution." Contents:  History of the anthropoid: the search for the beginning.  Origins of Homo sapiens: East African roots. University Museum Library Desk GN282 .S76 1997 Vol.1-2.
Understanding evolution [videorecording] / produced and written by Ned Judge ; Cronkite Ward ; TLC. Publisher: Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2002. 1 videocassette (49 min.) Narrator, Jennifer Jiles. Series: Discovery Channel University. Abstract: Takes an in-depth look at the theory of evolution and its impact. The sexual selection process, the nature vs. nurture debate, Christian fundamentalism, and genetic testing are only some of the topics covered in this wide-ranging study of evolution. University Museum Library Desk VHS QH367 .U53 2002
Understanding genetics [videorecording] / Visual Communications Group; written, produced and directed by Joseph Sitko.Boulder, CO: Chariot Productions; Niles, Ill.: AGC/United Learning [distributor] c1995. 1 videocassette (38 min.) University Museum Library Desk VHS QH430 .U53 1995
Understanding race [videorecording] / produced by Lucky Pictures, Inc., for The Learning Channel; producer/director, Lynn Dougherty. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1999. 1 videocassette (52 min.) Abstract: Examines the history and power of the artificial distinction called "race", viewing it within historical, scientific, and cultural contexts. Topics include the anthropological unity of Homo sapiens; sanctioned discrimination, such as segregation; cultural biases based on racial stereotypes; and the underlying humanity that inextricably links us all. University Museum Library GN269 .U53 1999.
What do primatologists do?: fieldwork in Borneo [videorecording] / researched, written and photographed by Dr. Anne Zeller. Waterloo, Ont.: Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo ; Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources, Inc., 1991. 1 videocassette (52 min.) Series: Primate series. Abstract: As an introduction for those interested in primatology and field work research, Dr. Anne Zeller discusses her 5-month field work experience in Borneo studying cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis). She stayed at the orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) rehabilitation center run by Dr. Birute Galdikas. Dr. Zeller discusses the conditions of living in the jungle, dress and equipment required for exploration in the Bornean jungle, and some of the hazards of field work. Slides in this video piece show cynomolgus macaques grooming, feeding on rice, aggression between adult male and juveniles, and threat between cynomolgus and orangutans. Orangutan slides include nesting, parenting, imitative behavior, play, climbing, sexual behavior, use of stick to ward off a wild pig, use of sign language, interaction with humans, playing in water, play with a young Macaca nemestrina, and feeding. There are also short video segments showing an adult male eating sugar cane, and play between an infant and mother.University Museum Library Desk VHS QL737.P9 W43 1991