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.
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