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Stories from the stone age

Scholes, Roger and Anderson, Kevin 2003 Stories from the stone age, video recording, Sydney, N.S.W., Beyond Production.

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Title Stories from the stone age
Creator(s) Scholes, Roger
Anderson, Kevin
Contributor(s) Jager, Claire
Tiley, David
Menzies, Robert
Lewis, Robert
Year presented 2003
Year created 2003
Publisher Beyond Production
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Description of moving image 3 videocassette (ca. 150 min.)
Keyword(s) Stone age
Prehistoric peoples
Civilization -- History
Summary An exploration of the revolutionary period of prehistory that began when humans abandoned the nomadic hunting and gathering existence they had known for millennia to take up a completely new way of life the decisive move to farming and herding the ration of permanent settlements and the discovery of metals setting the stage for the arrival of the worldʼs first civilisation. Stores from the Stone Age ask some intriguing questions. Why did some of our ancestors never become farmers at all? Why do some still continue hunting and gathering despite their contact with farming people and advanced technologies? How and why did our paths become uniquely shaped after emerging as a species from a single genetic family in Africa? Based on extensive research, Stories from the Stone Age takes us on a journey where we get to live alongside our ancestors as they cross between the Old and the New Worlds and into Civilisation. The series utilises detailed re-enactments and short interviews with key archaeological experts.
Notes Cinematographer : Kevin Anderson. Also available as 3 videodiscs (156 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/​4 in.

TELEVISION SCREENINGS : ABC1 19 January 2005.

Language eng
Field of Research 160199 Anthropology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category J1 Major original creative work
ERA Research output type JR1 Recorded or Rendered Creative Works - Film, Video
Copyright notice ©2003, Beyond Productions
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016217

Document type: Moving Image
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
 
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