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How Human Are We?

Hand axes crafted by Homo erectus required skills and planning—and likely, generational knowledge. Nick Longrich This article was originally published at The …


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How Apes Reveal Human History

Except for humans, every great ape is endangered—many at great risk of going extinct. There are fewer than 300,000 chimpanzees living in …


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What Dog Breeds Say About Race

In the Philippines, the most sought-after dogs are those that have a breed—and preferably a certificate that proves their provenance. Be it …


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Amish Camels

The image above, a drawing from the 1850s, epitomizes how the camel has been imagined for everyone in America, the West and …


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Lithographic Camels

I am a fan of 19th century lithographs of images about the Middle East. One of the books with a plethora of …


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#Book Review: Animal Intimacies

The creative disentanglement of human-animal relationships in Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas by Radhika Govindrajan is an important addition …


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What Rez Dogs Mean to the Lakota

Painting by Lakota artist Keith Braveheart from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. Keith Braveheart A tragic event occurred on the …


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Did Processed Foods Make Us Human?

Anthropologist Bill Schindler uses techniques developed thousands of years ago to prepare fresh-caught salmon during the filming of National Geographic’s The Great …


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A Mammoth Find Near Mexico City

Archaeologists, restorers, and laborers have worked together to uncover thousands of late Pleistocene animal remains. Melitón Tapia, National Institute of Anthropology and …


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#Review: Animal Intimacies

In her book Animal Intimacies Radhika Govindrajan takes us through a series of human-animal relations in India’s Central Himalayas, the Kumaon division …


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