Central Asiatic Expeditions : maps, staff and transportation
Scope and Contents
Filmed during the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, 1921-1930. The film opens with animated maps tracing the routes of the expeditions. Members of the expedition staff are introduced as they work in the field: Roy Chapman Andrews, leader; Walter Granger, chief paleontologist; Albert Thomson, assistant paleontologist; Leslie Erskine Spock, geologist; Alonzo W. Pond, archaeologist; and Captain W. P. T. Hill, topographer. The next segment shows the problems the expedition caravan had in crossing rough terrain: the obstreperous conduct of camels, the cars and trucks mired in mud, and the caravan traversing the dunes of the Gobi Desert. Merin, the caravan leader, is seen sewing a piece of rubber over an open sore on the pad of a camel.
This film, documenting the AMNH Third Asiatic Expedition to China and Mongolia, includes animated maps tracing the routes of the expeditions. Several members of the expedition staff are seen at work in the field, including Roy Chapman Andrews, paleontologists Walter Granger and Albert Thomson, Leslie Erskine Spock, Alonzo W. Pond, and topographer Captain W.P.T. Hill. The problems the expedition caravan had in crossing rough terrain are shown including the obstreperous conduct of camels, and cars and trucks mired in mud.
- Central Asiatic Expeditions (1921-1930) (Organization)
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1 Film Reel (29 minutes) : silent, black and white ; 35 mm.
1 Videocassette (U-Matic (29 minutes)) : silent, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
Original format: 35 mm. negative; incomplete.
James Barnes Shackelford, photographer.
- Central Asiatic Expeditions : maps, staff and transportation, 1922-1928
- Iris Lee
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