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The Resource Digging for the truth, Giants of Easter Island, produced by JWM Productions, LLC for History Television Network Productions ; produced & directed by Graham Townsley ; written by Graham Townsley, Lisa Feit, (videorecording)

Digging for the truth, Giants of Easter Island, produced by JWM Productions, LLC for History Television Network Productions ; produced & directed by Graham Townsley ; written by Graham Townsley, Lisa Feit, (videorecording)

Label
Digging for the truth, Giants of Easter Island
Title
Digging for the truth
Title part
Giants of Easter Island
Statement of responsibility
produced by JWM Productions, LLC for History Television Network Productions ; produced & directed by Graham Townsley ; written by Graham Townsley, Lisa Feit
Title variation
Giants of Easter Island
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ever since Easter Island was discovered by Europeans, this tiny speck of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has baffled scientists. It's only eleven miles long by seven miles wide, and it's the most remote inhabited place on the planet. How did the ancients who peopled this place even find it? Carbon dating tells us that Polynesians settled this tiny paradise in the fifth century A. D. By the 14th century, their numbers had grown to almost twenty thousand -- but then something went wrong. When Dutch voyagers found the island in 1722, the population was decimated and the island deforested and almost desertified. Josh learns how the prehistoric Polynesians navigated and colonized the Pacific and how the giant, haunting stone heads of Easter Island may have contributed to their downfall. He learns that the statues all came from a single quarry, the islanders using Stone Age methods to create nearly a thousand of them before, for tragic reasons, they simply stopped, leaving many scattered and unfinished. Around the sixteenth century, many islanders began living underground in lava tube caves. How does this change relate to the ecological degradation and the abandonment of the statues? Josh discovers that place-names indicate the fall of the society into warfare and cannibalism, and that the bizarre Cult of the Birdman, based on worship of the sooty tern, arose to bring an end to the chaos
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Cataloging source
FQG
Characteristic
videorecording
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Digging for the truth (Television program)
Credits note
Executive producers, William Morgan, Jason Williams ; series producers, Ann Carroll, Graham Townsley ; field producer, Tracy Sacks ; director of photography, Rich Confalone ; editors, Barbara Burst, Robert Zakin ; original score by Joe Delia, Michael Richard Plowman
PerformerNote
Host: Josh Bernstein ; Polynesian master navigator Hugo Teave Hey ; archaeologist Sergio Rapu ; master carver José Rapu ; Easter Island specialist José Letelier
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1971-
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  • Bernstein, Josh
  • Rapu Haoa, Sergio
  • Teave Hey, Hugo
  • Rapu, José
  • Letelier, José Ramón
  • Townsley, Graham
  • Feit, Lisa
  • Arts and Entertainment Network
  • New Video Group
  • History Channel (Television network)
Runtime
45
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  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Sculpture, Prehistoric
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Ancestor worship
  • Environmental degradation
  • Cults
  • Sooty tern
  • Easter Island
Technique
live action
Label
Digging for the truth, Giants of Easter Island, produced by JWM Productions, LLC for History Television Network Productions ; produced & directed by Graham Townsley ; written by Graham Townsley, Lisa Feit, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container and disc
  • THIS DISK WAS RECORDED WITH THE DVD+R FORMAT AND MAY NOT PLAY ON ALL MACHINES
  • Originally broadcast on the History Channel
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
70666425
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (45 min.)
Isbn
9780767085755
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
733961731644
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AAE-73164
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)70666425
System details
DVD+R format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Digging for the truth, Giants of Easter Island, produced by JWM Productions, LLC for History Television Network Productions ; produced & directed by Graham Townsley ; written by Graham Townsley, Lisa Feit, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container and disc
  • THIS DISK WAS RECORDED WITH THE DVD+R FORMAT AND MAY NOT PLAY ON ALL MACHINES
  • Originally broadcast on the History Channel
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
70666425
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (45 min.)
Isbn
9780767085755
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
733961731644
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AAE-73164
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)70666425
System details
DVD+R format
Video recording format
DVD

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