PR PA2017-11
Press Release For Immediate Release


Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology
Conference and Film Festival

Pittsburgh, PA, October 27-28, 2017

University of Pittsburgh campus – Frick Fine Arts Building

 Pittsburgh, PAJean F Guilleux, Arkhaios Film Festival founder, and Phillip Mendenhall, co-founder of the Archaeological Gems of Pittsburgh, have announced the creation of The Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Conference and Film Festival in Pittsburgh, PA. It will take place on October 27 and 28, 2017 at the Frick Fine Arts Building on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Arkhaios Film Festival is in its fifth year of operations presenting a juried film competition “The Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeological Film Festival” yearly in Hilton Head Island, SC and this year in Columbia, SC on the University of South Carolina campus. 


The Archaeological Gems of Pittsburgh, now in its second year, will celebrate Archaeology Month by hosting, each day of the festival, presentations by representatives from local organizations, and University of Pittsburgh students and staff, on their on-going archaeological work throughout the region.


Films documenting archaeological and cultural projects from around the world from this year’s Arkhaios Film Festival award winners will follow the presentations. The Festival will start each day at 2pm. It is a free event open to the public.

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The Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival is an annual educational event showcasing the discovery of past cultures gained from archaeological research and illustrated by documentary films. In South Carolina, it is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Heritage Trust, 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.

The Archaeological Gems of Pittsburgh is affiliated with the Department of Anthropology of the University of Pittsburgh, which is sponsoring this event.

Information is available at: http://www.arkhaiosfilmfestival.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArkhaiosFilmFestival
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArchaeologicalGemsofPittsburgh/

For more information, contact Arkhaios Film Festival info@arkhaiosfilmfestival.org.

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Columbia, SC 


October 19-21, 2017 

2017 Arkhaios Conference


and Film Festival




2017 Arkhaios Film Festival

PR 2017-15
Press Release For Immediate Release


5th Annual Arkhaios Film Festival
3 Days, 15 Films, 11 Countries, & 15 Cultures
A Rich Tapestry of World Cultures


Columbia, SC, USA - Now in its 5th year, this popular three-day event showcases the discovery of past cultures gained from archaeological research, and illustrated by documentary films. The Arkhaios Official Selection competing for the Awards will be screened at Gambrell Hall on the University of South Carolina campus on Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 19-21, 2017 from 1pm to 6:30pm.

 A rich tapestry of world cultures.

Thursday October 19, 2017
1:15pm- The Birth of Prehistory,part II, Director Sophie Cattoire, France, 2016.
2:50pm- The Enigma of The Celtic Tomb, Director Alexis de Favitski, France, 2017.
3:50pm- In Search of Djehuty, Director Xavier Trueba, Spain, 2015.
5:05pm- The Stolen Warriors, Director Wolfgang Luck, Germany, 2014.
6:05pm- South Carolina Human Prehistory, Director William C. Judge, USA, 2017.


Friday October 20, 2017
1:05pm- The Tomb of Genghis Khan: The Secret Revealed, Director Cédric Robion, France, 2016.
2:55pm- Roman Mining Technology, Director Rui Pedro Lamy, Portugal, 2015.
3:20pm- Govan Young, Director David Archibald, Martin Clark, Clara Connolly, Scotland, 2016.
3:55pm- The Grand Masters of the Chauvet Cave, Director Christian Tran, France, 2015.
5:10pm- Bog Bodies, Director Rebecca Boulanger, France, 2015.
5:40pm- The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution,Backcountry Battles, Director William Ira Richardson, USA, 2016.

Saturday October 21, 2017
1:05pm- Britain's Pompeii:A Village Lost in Time, Director Sarah Jobling, UK, 2016.
2:35pm- Chinese Chariot, Director Giulia Clark, UK, 2016.
3:35pm- Stone Age Cinema, Director Marc Azéma, Pascal Cuissot, France, 2015.
5:05pm- Chocolate: Pathway to the Gods, Director: Meredith Dreiss, C. Grant Mitchell, USA, 2008. (this film is a special screening for the 5th year anniversary celebration of the Festival).

 The synopsis of each film is listed on the Arkhaios website and Facebook page, along with the schedule and times of the screening.  

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The three-day Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival is an annual event, part of the 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.

The Arkhaios Film Festival is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Heritage Trust, 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.

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

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Press Release


Pittsburgh, PA 


October 27-28, 2017