Salmon – River – Ash: a tale of fish out of water

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 […]

New developments from Donation to the Museum

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, […]

In Memory of Phillip Earl

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 […]

Catalina Island Conservancy 2015 Conservation and Education Symposium

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 […]

Conversations at La Casona

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 […]