Between 1975 and
1986 the first-year students at Cambridge studying Archaeology and
Anthropology attended an eight-lecture basic introductory course on
Kinship and Marriage. Each lecture lasted 55 minutes and attempted
to provide tools for the study of this most difficult field in anthropology.
When I finished giving this lecture course, I decided to capture their
essence in 10 x twenty-minute versions of the lectures. Using the
crude video filming & editing techniques of the time, I made the
following films in my barn at Lode, with the help of my graduate students,
in particular Drs. Tristram Riley-Smith and Sofka Zinovieff. This
is an un-edited archival version of those lectures, with the original
readings, definitions and diagrams attached, as they were handed out.