This week we start a collaboration between Archaeoikon and Beyond Utility. We are planning a little film that takes a coracle’s eye view (as it were) on the environmental problems threatening the River Tywi traditional salmon fishery in Wales. Bet you did not know that there are only three active licenses for coracle fishing on […]
Conversations between the Bristol City Museum curators and the Tongva Ti’at Society in California began when we made the film Donation to the Museum about the two Tongva/ Gabrieleno ancestral skulls and some grave goods from Santa Catalina and San Nicholas islands which had been housed at the Bristol City Museum since 1921. Never displayed, […]
Three generations of the Christman family practice a bird song at Viejas reservation in San Diego County California. Ethnographer Richard Carrico is documenting the performance.
January 29-30 2019 Ethnography is the effort to learn about people by learning from people. – Maribel Alvarez This year’s workshop will be held over two days beginning Wednesday January 29. A particular focus of the workshop will be to explore how the editing process can provide enrichment and support for ethnographic film shot under […]
We just learned of the passing of Phillip Earl, former historian for the Nevada Historical Society and an expert on the Basque arborglyphs of the Great Basin. I had the great pleasure of working with Phillip and his wife Jean in 2015 to create a pair of films for a Nevada Arts Council/ Nevada Historical […]
Once upon a time, long ago, a minor donation was entered into accession records at the Bristol City Museum in England. The well intentioned donation eventually became a challenge in curation for the museum as well as part of a developing legend over nearly a century in the donor’s family. The making of this film helped […]
January 12, 2016.
Archaeologist Desiree Martinez, co-director of the Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Project gave a presentation on recent excavation and research into island history that included some discussion of our film A Donation to the Museum, released earlier this year. Desiree was involved in this film project which explored how grave goods and human skeletal remains from […]
La Casona is a settlement on the Guaymi Indigenous Reserve in the Coto Brus canton of southern Costa Rica. In October 2015, Teri Brewer accompanied cultural geographer and ethnobotanist Jeannine Koshear as co-investigator and filmmaker for an initial revisit of this community where Koshear worked 25 years ago. Brewer and Koshear worked to document Guaymi […]