A small Indian tribe in the Amazon holds onto its traditional culture despite encroaching economic development.
Majestic temples, intricately carved stones and painted pots are all that remain of the Mayan civilization.
An all-woman crew films Islamic women of Morocco, who share their views on family, friends and religion.
Interviews with family and friends and footage of her trips form a portrait of the anthropologist/author.
Ben Thresher's unique mill in Vermont, one of the few water-powered mills operating today, has existed since 1848.
Social and economic change in India and family pressures threaten the authority of a farming clan's matriarch.
Archaeologists discover European knowledge of metallurgy circa 4500 B.C., 2000 years before the Egyptians built pyramids.
The Balinese delicately balance the world of gods and demons with daily offerings of music, dance, poetry and food.
Archaeologists study the huge early American Indian earthworks and mounds scattered across the United States.
Anthropologist Laura Nader compares the U.S. legal system to those of Sweden, Ghana and Turkey.
A deadly amoeba and the hot-springs baths of Bath, England, provide a key to the mysteries of the 2,000-year-old Roman spa.
Communist takeover of Afghanistan forces the mountain people to abandon their homeland and nomadic existence.
The discovery of the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor ever found sparks controversy about human evolution.
New farming techniques and strip mining threaten the time-honored traditions of ranching and the land itself.
Three shipwrecks help archaeologists reconstruct the development of shipbuilding and the lives of early sailors.
The Indonesian government's program to improve the Sakuddei's lifestyle clashes with their traditional beliefs and habitat.
A frustrating quest to unravel the mysteries of ancient Egypt leads to the discovery of the Rosetta Stone.
The Cree Indians of Canada preserve their heritage by adhering to their forefathers' customs.
Historians learn how and why early inhabitants of Chaco Canyon, N.M., constructed a sophisticated water-control system.
Archaeologists learn about our ancestors' everyday life through written records and ordinary objects left behind.
A New Guinea man organizes an elaborate presentation of gifts to encourage alliances with other tribes and gain prestige.
Three archaeologists document the extensive development of roads, towns and agriculture in the 350,000-square-mile Incan empire.
Archaeologists explore the underwater remains of La Trinidad Valenceria, a ship of the 1588 Spanish Armada.
A profile of Boas reveals how his beliefs in human equality and the importance of fieldwork influenced anthropology.
A 28-year study of one African woman chronicles a vanishing way of life in the African bush.
Archaeologists search from Texas to Alaska for clues to the identity of the first North American inhabitants.