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ArchaeologyFest Film Series: Best of 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007 - 7:00pm
A major ethical crisis has hit many big museums in the USA, a sign of the deeper crisis in the antiquities trade. Among institutions at risk are the Metropolitan and the Getty, whose reputations have been called into question in the murky market of international art. This film foretells this crisis and reveals an international ring of people involved in the smuggling of Greek antiquities.

This dramatic story told by renowned archaeologist Marija Gimbutas has never been timelier. Her work on the Neolithic cultures of Old Europe (6500-3500 B.C.) reveals evidence of a peaceful, woman-honoring, goddess-worshiping egalitarian civilization that existed for thousands of years with no war. This film weaves together interviews, archival footage, photographs, and narration to portray the scope of Marija's life and work. Using information, artifacts, and interview footage of Marija herself and both her supporters and critics, we explore her studies, excavations and publications, the depth and breadth of her scholarship, and the controversy around her theories.

ArchaeologyFest Film Series: Best of 2007
Seven top-rated heritage films will screen at Portland State
University's 5th Avenue Cinema, November 9 &10 and 16 &17. Event is
co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and The Archaeology Channel.

Location: 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall Blvd.
Cost: Tickets are $6.00 at the door, and sales begin at 7:00 p.m.
nightly. Ages 12 and under are free. All Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. and
conclude by about 9:30. To speak with the Program Director, call Rick
Pettigrew at 541-345-5538.