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Archaeological exploration in China

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 7

Scope and Contents

Davidson Black, professor of anatomy at the Peking Union Medical College, conducted the first systematic excavations at Choukoutien, China, where the fossil remains of Peking Man had been discovered in 1926. This film illustrates the painstaking excavation activities, such as panning, scraping, digging, and brushing, carried on at Choukoutien under the direction of Black's successor, Franz Weidenreich, director of the Cenozoic Research Laboratory in Peking. Weidenreich compares a Peking Man skull to a modern human skull. There are also views of the fossils collected at the site, including crania and jaws. Jia Lan Po, Weidenreich's assistant, also appears in the film.

Dates

  • [between 1935 and 1941]

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Extent

1 Film Reel (9 minutes) : silent, black and white ; 35 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (9 minutes)) : silent, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: 35 mm. negative.

Bibliography

Shapiro, Harry L. The Strange, Unfinished Saga of Peking Man, Natural History, v. 80, no. 9, November 1971: pp. 8-18, 74-83.

General

Y.L. Chang Motion Picture Co., producer; Paramount, distributor.

Title
Archaeological exploration in China, [between 1935 and 1941]
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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