Guide to the Northeast Archeology Project films, 1979-1990

Summary
Collection ID:
HSFA.1991.10
Creators:
Timreck, T. W. (Theodor William)
Dates:
1979-1990
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
Film reels
color sound; 1,900 feet
16mm
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Footage shot over 15 years by Timreck. A large percentage, if not all, covers work by SI archeologist Bill Fitzhugh. RED PAINT PEOPLE was cut from this footage. Timreck (and Fitzhugh) are continuing to shoot material that is a continuation of this project. This material of interviews, sites, Labrador, etc. is known as the Northeast Archeology Project.
Outtakes of a film project exploring comparative maritime adaptations especially between Scandanavia and northeastern North America and aspects of the circumpolar culture theory in northern anthropology with focus on the Smithsonian's maritime Archaic archeology project conducted 1970-1980. Footage includes interviews with Graham Clark, William Fitzhugh, Erika Hellskog, Alice Kehoe, Eric Brink Petersen, Paul Simonsen, James Tuck, and Steve Williams. Locations filmed include the coast of Maine; Denmark; Norway; Varanger Fjord, Norway; and Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada. Also included are: artifacts in the Tromso Museum; standing stones, petroglyphs, and cairns at Bohustlan, Sweden; Bronze age village site on St. Mary, Scilly Isles, England; merry maiden stone circle in Cornwall, England; Carnac, France; Port au Choix artifacts in Newfoundland Museum; artifacts in Port au Choix Museum; and excavations at Nulliak Cove, Labrador. Edited film, RED PAINT PEOPLE, was produced from this footage.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Ted Timreck in 1991.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
HSFA 1991.10.1

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation
Northeast Archeology Project films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
North America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Europe Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maine Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Labrador (Canada) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Norway Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Denmark Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maritime anthropology Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fitzhugh, William W., 1943- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Human Studies Film Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
hsfa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa