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American Museum of Natural History

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Found in 686 Collections and/or Records:

Age of dinosaurs

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 141
Scope and Contents Edwin Harris Colbert, paleontologist at the AMNH, joins narrator Charles Collingwood for this broadcast on the subject of dinosaurs. Dinosaurs that had ruled the world for 150 million years are examined through fossil skeletons and reconstructions of the reptiles from the Triassic and Jurassic periods as seen in the museum's Hall of Early Dinosaurs and Hall of Late Dinosaurs. Animal World, a film produced by Irwin Allen for Warner Brothers and the Mobil Oil Company, shows animated models of...

Alaskan Eskimos

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 4
Scope and Contents Filmed during the AMNH and the University of Alaska excavation of the Ipiutak archaeological site in Point Hope, Alaska, 1941. In the summer of 1941, Harry L. Shapiro, then associate curator of the AMNH Department of Anthropology, visited Froelich G. Rainey of the University of Alaska during the excavation of the Ipiutak archaeological site in Point Hope, Alaska. The opening sequence of the film documents the journey of Shapiro, Rainey, and the excavation staff from Seattle to Point Hope...

Alexander the Great

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 132
Scope and Contents The 1956 Hollywood production of Alexander the Great provides the impetus for this broadcast, which compares the historical accuracy of the movie with actual relics from the fourth century B.C., in the collections of the AMNH. Scenes from the movie are shown, in addition to film clips of the crew making costumes, actors being dressed and made up, the sets and the ruins created. Robert Rossen, producer, director and writer of Alexander the Great, joins Walter Ashlin Fairservis, AMNH...

All things flow ; Japanese monkeys ; Genetics

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 79
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: All Things Flow. This segment takes its name from a film it presents that shows the constant motion in nature, through time-lapse photography. Lester R. Aronson, of the museum's Department of Animal Behavior, discusses the cat experiments in progress at that time. SEGMENT 2: Japanese Monkeys. Aronson narrates a film on the social life of an isolated group of Japanese monkeys. The film was made by the Japanese Anthropological Society and won an award at the Venice Film Festival....

Alousie Boker photographic slide collection of African animals and birds, undated.

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Identifier: PSC 170
Abstract Photographs of East Africa including game parks in Kenya and Tanzania. Amboseli, Murchison River, Ngorongoro. Birds and safari animals, hippopotamus, lion, elephant, eland, warthog, gerenuk and flamingo among others. Some slides taken in Nairobi.

Amahuaca

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 5
Scope and Contents In 1960-1961, anthropologists Robert Carneiro (AMNH curator) and Gertrude Dole filmed the Amahuaca Indians, who inhabit a remote area of Peru, as documentation for their field work. The film documents the daily life of the inhabitants of Chumichinia, an island in the Ucayali River, whose way of life has not been significantly changed by outside contact except for the addition of modern clothing to their traditional costume. The planting and tending of maize, pottery making, baking of corn...

Amazon head-hunters ; Theory of flight

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 68
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Amazon Head-Hunters. Harry Tschopik, ethnologist at the AMNH, discusses the custom of head-hunting as a means of vengeance practiced by the Jivaro Indians in the Montana region of Peru and Ecuador (near the headwaters of the Amazon River). Tschopik attributes the rapid decimation of the Jivaro to that custom. In the studio, Tschopik observes shrunken heads and narrates a film depicting a Jivaro raid of reprisal against their enemy. A man is killed and his head is taken, shrunk and...

Amazon Portrait: Indios e Caboclos exhibition photographic slides

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Identifier: PSC 102G
Scope and Contents Views of the temporary exhibition Amazon Portrait: Indios e Caboclos, held at the American Museum of Natural History. The exhibition displayed 50 photographs capturing the centuries-old lifestyle of the Amazon's Tapirapé Indians, highlighting the work of Charles Wagley.

Amazon Portrait: Indios e Caboclos exhibition photographic slides

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Identifier: PSC 157B
Scope and Contents Views of the temporary exhibition Amazon Portrait: Indios e Caboclos, held at the American Museum of Natural History. The exhibition displayed 50 photographs capturing the centuries-old lifestyle of the Amazon's Tapirapé Indians, highlighting the work of Charles Wagley.

Amber: Window to the Past photographic slides of exhibition, 1996-1997.

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Identifier: PSC 50-51
Abstract Slides of the temporary exhibit Amber: Window to the Past, held at the American Museum of Natural History, 1996-1997. The exhibit displayed a re-creation of a 23 to 30 million-year-old Dominican amber forest. Gallery 3. PSC 50 contains images of the exhibit being constructed and installed. PSC 51 contains images from the finished exhibition.