Oxford's Aladdin's cave for anthropologists seen through the eyes of five different visitors.


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01The Engineer1999041920140629 (R4+)Cartoonist Tim Hunkin examines wooden heads in the Pitt Rivers Museum.
4 Extra Debut. Cartoonist Tim Hunkin examines wooden heads in the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford's Aladdin's cave for anthropologists.
Tim Hunkin, cartoonist and maker of automata, examines the wooden heads that inspired his own contribution to the Pitt Rivers museum.
02The Archaeologist1999042020140706 (R4+)Archaeologist Barry Cunliffe examines amulets.
Views of Oxford's Aladdin's cave for anthropologists, the Pitt Rivers Museum. Archaeologist Barry Cunliffe examines amulets.
Barry Cunliffe finds amulets from around the world that represent parts of the body in need of a cure.
03The Novelist1999042120121231 (R4+)
20140713 (R4+)
PD James learns more about a Fijian whale tooth necklace.
PD James wrote of a Fijian whale tooth necklace in The Children of Men - she learns more about it at the Oxford museum.
P D James included a Fijian whale tooth necklace in her novel "The Children of Men'.
She returns to the museum to discover more about its origins.
Fiji:
Novelist PD James included a whale tooth necklace in 'The Children Of Men'. She aims to learn more about it at a museum.
04The Historian1999042220140720 (R4+)Christina Hardyment on medieval long bows.
Five views of Oxford's Aladdin's cave, the Pitt Rivers Museum. Historian Christina Hardyment on medieval long bows.
Christina Hardyment discovers how the English longbow, so successful at Agincourt, compares with bows from around the world.
05 LASTThe Musician19990423 Musicologist Lucy Doran gets lost among the musical instruments collected by Pitt Rivers, Balfour and Captain Cook.

Duration

  • 15 Minutes

Genre

  • Genre: Antiques, Factual, Science & Nature, Factual
  • Genre: Factual

Programme Id

  • b01pj1l3

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