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Adena Burial Mound Excavation, ca. 1939 83.8.1 ca. 1939

Creator:
Buckner, John L
Physical description:
reference 1 videocassette (23 min.) sil. b&w 3/4 inch
reference 1 film reel (720 ft.) sil. b&w 16mm
dubbing master 1 video cassette (23 min.) sil. b&w 3/4 inch
master 1 videocassette (23 min.) sil. b&w one inch
preservation 1 film reel (720 ft.) sil. b&w 16mm
archival original 1 film reel (400 ft.) sil. b&w 8mm
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
North America
Date:
ca 1939
Local number:
HSFA 83.8.1
Notes:
title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work)--archival collection
Summary:
Footage documenting the archaeology of the Wright burial mound, a middle to late Adena culture site in Eastern Kentucky. This large-scale mound excavation was made possible by a work crew provided by the Works Progress Administration. The film shows archaeological methodology, particularly in the manner of excavation through arbitrary stratigraphic levels. Documented are artifacts including an arrowhead, a bead necklace, and presumably other, as yet unidentifiable, prestige goods. Also includes footage of the excavation of a human burial and the associated burial goods
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
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