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Civilisations. [Episode 1], The second moment of creation

Title
Civilisations. [Episode 1], The second moment of creation / produced & directed by Tim Niel ; a BBC Open University partnership.
Publication
London, England : BBC Worldwide, 2018.
Physical Description
1 streaming video (54 minutes)
Local Notes
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Notes
Title from resource description page (viewed November 20, 2019).
Adapted from a program by Simon Schama.
In English.
Access and use
Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Summary
Simon Schama investigates the remote origins of human creativity with the first known marks made some 80,000 years ago in South African caves; marks which were not dictated merely by humanity's physical needs. As time passes the elements of civilisation are assembled: written language, codes of law, and expressions of warrior power forged in metals. And humanity begins to produce art not just for ritual, as Simon discovers in Minoan civilisation. But how do such cultures arise and how do they fall? Simon travels to the civilisations of Petra in the Middle East and the Maya in Central America to answer those questions.
Variant and related titles
Second moment of creation
ASP-AVON OCLC KB.
Format
Images / Online / Video & Film
Language
English
Added to Catalog
January 27, 2020
Performers
Narrated by Liev Schreiber.
Genre/Form
Documentary television programs.
History.
Documentary television programs.
Also listed under
Schama, Simon, onscreen presenter.
Niel, Tim, director, producer.
Schreiber, Liev, narrator.
British Broadcasting Corporation, production company.
, production company.
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