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2017 Arkhaios Film Festival



Press Release

PR 2017-11
Press Release For Immediate Release

 5th Annual Arkhaios Film Festival
A Rich Tapestry of World Cultures


The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA)
The Department of Anthropology, University of South Carolina
The Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club
bring the event to Columbia, SC
October 19-21, 2017

 Columbia, SC -- The Arkhaios Film Festival is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival that will take place October 19-21, 2017, at Gambrell Hall, on the campus of the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA.

 The Heritage Trust Program of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA), the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, and The Greater Piedmont Chapter of The Explorers Club are proud to bring the Arkhaios Film Festival to the campus of the University in Columbia, SC.

The Film Registration period for the 2017 Arkhaios Film Festival is now closed. Filmmakers from all over the world have registered their films. Here is a sample of the topics submitted, covering a rich tapestry of World Cultures:

13th century Mongolia, search for the tomb of Genghis Khan
Bog Bodies in Ireland and Denmark
Bonaparte Egyptian Campaign and the birth of modern archaeology
Bronze age village dubbed “British Pompeii”
Central Alaska Yup’ik people
Children discover medieval Glasgow, and Viking past
Construction of the replica of a 2600 years old Greek boat
Glagolithic period in Croatia
Harvesting salt in India

Homegrown Heroes: the Lowcountry in WWII, coming home
Introduction to the Vikings
Investigative journey into the murky world of the antiques trade
Mongollon culture of America’s Southwest
Movement study of cave paintings
Mural paintings conservation in Cyprus
Mysteries of Chambord castle
Mystery of a luxurious Celtic funerary chamber
Navajo culture
Necropolis of Dra Abu el-Naga in Luxor
Paleolithic burial recreation
Role of chariots in the unification of China
Roman gold mining in Portugal
Ship recycling workers in Alang, India and Brownsville, Texas USA
Sicily Heritage
South Carolina Human Prehistory
The creation of a detailed replica of the Chauvet Cave
The Epicurean Inscription of Diogenes of Oinoanda, Turkey
The last Neanderthal
The Southern campaign of the American Revolution
The tumultuous birth of Prehistory

The Screening Committee is now evaluating all registered films to determine the Official Selection, which will be announced at the end of August, and presented at the Festival.

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The three-day Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival is an annual event, part of the 26th Annual South Carolina Archaeology Month. It is free, open to the public, and is an educational event showcasing the discovery of past cultures gained from archaeological research and illustrated by documentary films.

Information is available at: http://www.arkhaiosfilmfestival.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArkhaiosFilmFestival
For more information, contact Arkhaios Film Festival info@arkhaiosfilmfestival.org.