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The prograninie consists mainly of excerpts from the BBC film series "Living in the Past" in which twelve people lived together for a year in a replica Iron Age village with as little 20t...h century back up as reasonable.
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: T101, Living with technology: a foundation course
Item code: T101; 16; 1980
First transmission date: 15-06-1980
Published: 1980
Duration: 00:24:00
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Producer: Colin Robinson
Contributors: John Naughton; David Walker
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Archaeology; History of technology; Iron Age
Footage description: John Naughton, in the studio, introduces the programme. Over shots of the inhabitants of the iron age village, David Walker (v/o) briefly introduces the programme. Three of the inhabitants briefly explain what they thought of the experiment. Film shots of village inhabitants gathering timber for building a round house. Film of the house under construction. Commentary by David Walker (v/o). Also comments from the group involved in the building. Shots of mud walls being built and roof being thatched. The programme now shows the group during various activities to do with food gathering and production. Shots of pigs and chickens being fed, hay being mown, honey being gathered from hives, wheat being harvested, a pig being slaughtered, grain being winnowed and parched, food being cooked over a fire, a field being plowed with oxen, and of wheat being querned for flour. The programme next looks at how the group managed to produce the artifacts which they needed, such as clothing, footwear, a cart for transport, and iron for tools. Shots of all these activities with commentary by members of the group. Finally, several members of the group explain what they felt was the purpose of the experience and what they themselves gained from it. More shots of activities, cooking, eating, etc. while they talk.
Master spool number: OU3278
Production number: FOUT049E
Videofinder number: 2213
Available to public: no