It's excellent that they do this project, but
shawomet wrote:This 25 minute film
should have been a 1 minute film.
From the grant proposal:
"The final phase is the development of a documentary film to assist in outreach efforts on the science and traditional knowledge utilized during the course of the study to reconstruct submerged paleolandscapes and the attempt to identify ancient submerged Native American archaeological sites in the southern New England area."
I found the final short documentary to be excellent.
The film, like the project, brings together the perspective of both Western science and indigenous oral memory.
Inconceivable to me to understand how the same results could have been achieved in 60 seconds. I find your suggestion puzzling to say the least. It was very well put together, was part of the grant proposal, and nicely summarized the entire project, providing the perspective and contributions of the participants. I certainly learned a great deal from it. I fail to see how I could possibly do justice to such a groundbreaking project, which happens to be the first such collaboration between native group and scientists in the United States, in a mere 60 seconds. A project representing the frontier of exploration of archaeological sites on the continental shelf, virtually THE next frontier in understanding the peopling of the Americas, and the film describing that groundbreaking work should be no longer then 60 seconds? That's absurd!