December 20, 2012
A segment of the Swedish documentary Människans första krig (Mankind's First Wars) featuring David Livingstone Smith, Ph.D., UNE associate professor of philosophy, is available on YouTube.
In 2011 a Swedish production company flew Smith, Ph.D., to Israel to be one of the experts in the TV documentary, which deals with the prehistoric origins of war. They filmed in Jerusalem and the West Bank for several days, including the ruins of the ancient fortified city of Jericho.
Other participants include the famous archaeologists Stephen Mithen and Ian Hodder, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, the Indian historian Romila Thapar and Chinese archaeologist An Jiayuan. The film premiered at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm and was shown on Sweden's SVT TV Nov. 5, 2012. View the YouTube segment. Smith is also featured in the film's trailer, which can be viewed on the station's website.