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Out of the past

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : SBS, 1993.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through archaeological evidence, offers a fresh perspective on the nature, development and collapse of ancient civilisations, finding parallels between Old World (Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Roman) and New World (Mayan, Aztec, Zapotec) cultures and drawing analogies with modern societies. Aspects considered include the move from nomadic foraging to settled agriculture; the organisation of households; the rise of cities;  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
OCLC Number: 727942727
Notes: Broadcast dates: 27/6 - 22/8/1993.
DVD copy of VHS original.
Credits: Series producer/writer: Sam Low; producers/writers: Werner Bundschuh, Kate Raisz, Sheila Bernard, Lance Wisniewski.
Cast: Narrator: Stacy Keach.
Description: 4 videodisks (456 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: disk 1 pt.1. New worlds. --
pt.2. The hearth. --
disk 2 pt.3. Artisans and traders. --
pt.4. Signs and symbols. --
disk 3 pt.5. Power, prestige and wealth. --
pt.6. Realms. --
disk 4 pt.7. The spirit world. --
pt.8. The collapse.
Other Titles: Out of the past (Television program : 1993)

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Through archaeological evidence, offers a fresh perspective on the nature, development and collapse of ancient civilisations, finding parallels between Old World (Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Roman) and New World (Mayan, Aztec, Zapotec) cultures and drawing analogies with modern societies. Aspects considered include the move from nomadic foraging to settled agriculture; the organisation of households; the rise of cities; leadership, political structures and the emergence of the State; cults and rituals. Experts contribute.

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