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Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Jun'21

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(1) Dr. Michele Koons, Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, digs into the Museum collection drawers to tell us about some gorgeous shell bracelets from the prehistoric Hohokam culture in the American Southwest. (2) Canada's oldest army regiment, the Queen's York Rangers, traces its origins back to 1756 and the French and Indian War. In this film, follow the Rangers’ two-hundred-and-fifty-year journey from the American Revolution into the modern War On Terror as they continue to build their legacy.

Produced in 2021 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Virtual Juneteenth 2021 - Still We Rise

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Welcome to our Yolo Virtual Juneteenth 2021!   In celebration of all the challenges that we have historically and recently overcome, this year’s theme is “Still We Rise!”   We thank the sponsors and vendors who helped make this event possible, and we invite you to visit their websites below.   For more information on this important holiday and to make a Juneteenth donation, visit our webpage: https://www.yolojuneteenth.org/

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Strata: Portraits of Humanity - May'21

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The Big Dig: Paisley Abbey 2019 documents an 8-week excavation, the latest phase in the long-term archaeological investigation of one of Scotland's most intriguing monuments, the Great Drain of Paisley Abbey. Extending 90 m, this finely crafted stone-lined 6-ft high conduit supposedly took waste from the Abbey complex to the White Cart River. This film shows professional archaeologists and community volunteers working to increase our knowledge of the Abbey precinct, the construction of the Drain itself, and its impact on the community.

#Time For the 9: An Un/Equal Performance by NJ Mvondo & Juan Miranda

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#TimeForTheNine: Un/Equal Freedoms is a Pocket Films production, written and performed by artists NJ Mvondo & Juan Miranda, for the Center on Race, Immigration and Social Justice's Un/Equal Freedoms: Expressions for Social Justice Exhibit at Sacramento State University....

#LaHoraDeLasNueve: Libertades Des/Iguales, es una producción de Pocket Films, escrito y presentado por las/os/xs artistas NJ Mvondo & Juan Miranda,  hecho posible parcialmente debido a una subvención de parte del Center on Race, Immigration and Social Justice de Sacramento State University...

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Apr'21

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(1) Dr. Chloe Duckworth, aka ArchaeoDuck, in her vlog tells us all about how and why archaeologists use aerial photography to find and interpret vanished archaeological sites. (2) This film, produced by the Digital Humanities Initiative at Hamilton College, New York, documents the field and lab research in Slocan Valley, British Columbia, since the year 2000. It explores the questions about and interpretations of the indigenous occupation of the Slocan Narrows, shedding light on the pre-colonial history of the valley.

Produced in 2021 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Strata: Portraits of Humanity - Mar'21

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(1) The Yam Festival, known in the local Ewe dialect as “Te Za,” is a harvest festival in the Asogli State in the Volta Region of Ghana. Colorfully combining music, dancing, feasting, and local crafts, this event celebrates family, farmers, culture, and unity. (2) Landing at today’s Tampa Bay in 1539, Hernando de Soto and his army sought gold and glory. 1540 he entered Chickasaw territory and claimed authority over them. The Chickasaw eventually overcame these unwelcome visitors, ending de Soto’s American expedition.

Produced in 2021 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Honoring Lois Wolk's Contributions to Urban Forestry

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Presented by Tree Davis.

Lois has dedicated her career to Public Service and stewardship of the environment. From Mayor to State Senator, she has been a strong advocate of urban forestry, urban greening and climate change mitigation. As a founding member of Tree Davis in 1993, along with Bob Cordrey and Dick Blanchard, she helped create the public non-profit partnership that still thrives today.

Talking Point - Why Beer with Charlie Bamforth

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Lin Weaver interviews UC Davis Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of  Food Sciences and Technology, Charlie Bamforth about humankind's oldest beverage,  beer.

Topics discussed are how the brewing of beer is done, the nutritional value of beer, what is drinking in moderation, the taste, look and alcohol content from beer to beer, and a short history of how malt, hops, and yeast were discovered by the nomads, and how in China brewing beer dates back to 5000 years BC.