History

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Apr'17

This episode is currently not viewable online.

(1) Despite the influence of Balinese kings, Dutch traders and the modern world, many indigenous Sasak villages on the Indonesian island of Lombok still rely on their traditions producing pottery and weaving. (2) Dane Ngahuka introduces Kapa Haka, a traditional Maori performing art that integrates singing, dancing, facial expressions, and other elements to tell stories. (3) The troubled history of the Virgin Episkepsis, a Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary, symbolizing a Greek city in Asia Minor and brought to by Greek refugees to Greece in 1924.

Web links:

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Mar'17

This episode is currently not viewable online.

(1) The Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho flows through the heart of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. This is the ancestral home of the Tukudeka Sheep Eaters a hunter-gatherer people who lived along the river until the Sheepeater Indian War of 1879. (2) In 52 BC, Vercingetorix, recently crowned King of the Gauls, has retreated and taken refuge at the oppidum (hill fort) of Alesia. His loss to Julius Caesar at the epic Battle of Alesia marked the conclusion of the Roman conquest of Gaul, a major turning point in the history of Europe.