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NOVA; Secrets of the Lost Red Paint People

07/17/1987

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Series
NOVA
Program
Secrets of the Lost Red Paint People
Program Number

1420

Series Description

Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

Program Description

NOVA follows archaeologists as they unearth clues, some 7,500 years old, about an unknown, mysterious and advanced seafaring people who lived along the North Atlantic coast of the United States and Canada. Red ocher is simple rust, iron oxide formed naturally in most soils and used since Neanderthal times by humans in handiwork and rituals. So when archaeologists in the 19th century discovered large concentrations of red ocher, together with stone tools, in burial sites along the Maine coast, they knew they had stumbled on an ancient ritual culture.

Duration

00:57:44

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Secrets of the Lost Red Paint People,” 07/17/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_542530521B0D4DD59A20FD289444AFFE.
MLA: “NOVA; Secrets of the Lost Red Paint People.” 07/17/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_542530521B0D4DD59A20FD289444AFFE>.
APA: NOVA; Secrets of the Lost Red Paint People. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_542530521B0D4DD59A20FD289444AFFE
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