ERIC Number: ED173238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: N/A
How We Learn about the Past.
Sieg, Edward Chan, Ed.
The 30-minute color 16mm sound film, available from the International Film Bureau, introduces students to the science of archaeology. Originally intended by developers of the Anthropology Curriculum Project as part of an elementary school unit on culture, the film can also be used in high school and university level anthropology and history courses and in museum education programs. Focusing on archaeological methods, the film shows how archaeologists working in the southeastern United States locate and excavate a site and examine their findings. Information is presented on preliminary research, surveying and mapping, digging, removing and cleaning objects, cataloging, preserving, and dating artifacts by stratigraphy and Carbon 14 methods. Final scenes show artifacts of the Etowah Indians uncovered by archaeologists in Georgia and explain how archaeologists record and publish findings for the benefit of other scientists interested in similar areas or methods. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indian Culture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Culture, Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Films, Higher Education, History, History Instruction, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Regional Characteristics, Research Methodology, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Methodology, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
International Film Bureau Inc., 332 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604 ($350.00, 16mm sound film)
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Anthropology Curriculum Project.