Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology

Impact Of The Frolic

2013 / 28 minutes / Directed by Matt Ritenour

In the summer of 1984, archaeologist Thomas Layton unearthed some unexpected Chinese artifacts at a Native American site in Mendocino County. Driven to discover their origins, Dr. Layton set out on a quest to solve the riddle of the mysterious potsherds. What he eventually uncovered was a story of vast cultural connections and a shipwreck that impacted California forever.

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