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 [...]
We are now in the final stages of working on a little film to support a crowdfunding campaign for archaeologist John Winterburn's Mudawwara Project. John has been involved in the excavation of three Great Arab Revolt redoubt sites in Jordan which overlooked the Hejaz Railway station in Medawwara during the legendary campaign to disrupt that [...]
Our collaborator Cristina Mosconi is now at the start of a PhD program at Exeter University which will help her develop her professional interest in locative media for heritage interpretation. Her MA work on a phone based app for use at the Rollright Stones, a megalithic site in Oxfordshire is now being developed into a [...]
When the refreshed Imperial Valley Desert Museum re-opens after installation of new permanent exhibits in June 2015, the spine tingling voices you hear coming from ceiling speakers in one area of the museum will be from an Archaeoikon production. Teri Brewer and ethnographer Richard Carrico were recording a session with some of the distinguished Birdsingers [...]
A second Anza Borrego Expedition field trip is now in planning for Spring 2016. We will be collaborating with local partners to develop a new field trip which will start from San Diego and explore lesser known byways of San Diego County and possibly northern Baja California for a week. Tentatively scheduled for March 2016, [...]
Our recent film A Donation to the Museum has been selected for screening and competition during the Royal Anthropological Institute's 2015 International Ethnographic Film Festival to be held at the Watershed Cinema in Bristol June 16-19 2015.