Out of the Past (1993)

Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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This eight-part series examines how archaeology and anthropology allow people to see the similarities between ancient civilizations and modern societies. The programs explore how various cultures have functioned throughout time and around the world. This episode describes the affects of wealth on society, and explains how archaeologists determine the way ancient rulers obtained their fortunes. Civilizations in North and Central America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East are compared.