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Screen Memory, Social Distancing & Speculative Fiction: The Geek Anthropologist 2021 in Review

emmalouisebackeanthro , January 1st, 2022

2021 wasn’t quite the year we anticipated, nor does the conclusion of the year feel like it does justice to the warped sense of time, distance, and stasis…

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When Biblically Inspired Pseudoscience and Clickbait Cause Looting

Morag M. Kersel, Meredith S. Chesson, and Austin "Chad" Hill , December 15th, 2021

Archaeologist and co-author Morag M. Kersel stands in one of thousands of looters’ pits at the Early Bronze Age cemetery of Bâb adh-Dhrâʿ in Jordan. Yorke M. Rowan…


You Won’t Survive the Apocalypse Alone

Chris Begley , December 14th, 2021

Cooperation and kindness are key qualities necessary for surviving disasters, as demonstrated by the volunteers who distributed donated supplies after Superstorm Sandy hit New York City. Robe…


The Blockbuster Exhibit That Shouldn’t Have Been

Stephen E. Nash , November 30th, 2021

Museum professionals often point to the 1972 to 1981 Treasures of Tutankhamun tour as the beginning of the blockbuster exhibit era, in which museums host exhibitions that appeal…


5 Questions About the History of Humanity

Daniel Salas , November 23rd, 2021

Join us LIVE for a 25-minute Q&A with archaeologist and author David Wengrow to discuss his New York Times bestselling book The Dawn of Everything: A New History of…


Five Ways Native American Communities Honor Turkeys

Cyler Conrad , November 23rd, 2021

Ancient Indigenous peoples who lived in what is today the U.S. Southwest carved turkey bones into flutes, such as these from the site of Pecos Pueblo in New…


SAR Field Trips: A Wonderful Combination

Sarah Soliz , November 16th, 2021

Guest post by Jean and John Berghoff.   New to membership in 2021 and seeking opportunities to better understand the Native American h…

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Repatriation Has Transformed, Not Ended, Research

Chelsea H. Meloche, Laure Spake, and Katherine L. Nichols , November 16th, 2021

“Wheel,” by the Cheyenne-Arapaho artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds is situated outside the Denver Art Museum. The artwork evokes Indigenous peoples’ efforts to counter…


5 Questions About Eating Like a Human

Daniel Salas , November 9th, 2021

In this free live event, SAPIENS Media and Public Outreach Fellow Yoli Ngandali asks archaeologist, primitive technologist, and chef Bill Schindler about his new book, Eat Like a…


Five Breakthrough Signs of Early Peoples in the Americas

Anna Goldfield , November 4th, 2021

A lot of ink has been spilled in archaeological debates about the human occupation of the continents known today as North and South America. When did people arrive?…


Alchemy, Metallurgy, and Modern Chemistry in Post-Medieval Europe: An Intersection of Archaeological Science and the History of Science

Yi-Ting Hsu , November 2nd, 2021

Oil on Canvas of a experimental demonstration, public domain What is the first image conjured up in your mind by the word “alchemy”? Influenced by popular culture, it…


Ancient Art Deep in the Southeastern United States

Jan Simek , October 26th, 2021

The author has helped document extensive ancient cave art in the Southeastern U.S. Alan Cressler This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under…


Scholar, Mentor, Trailblazer: Linda Cordell’s Influence on Contemporary Archaeology

Sarah Soliz , October 19th, 2021

Guest post by Emily Santhanam, SAR Anne Ray Intern 2020–2021   Women in archaeology have come a long way. They now comprise half of al…

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What Drove Homo Erectus Out of Africa?

Josie Glausiusz , October 14th, 2021

The ‘Ubeidiya site today is an expanse of grasses. Concealed from this view are slabs of fossilized pebbly clay, a source of ancient finds that have helped scholars…


Did an Asteroid Shape This Famous Biblical Story?

Christopher R. Moore , October 13th, 2021

Ancient ruins show the cosmic impact’s destruction layer about midway down exposed walls. Phil Silvia This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished un…


Do Stolen Sacred Objects Experience Culture Shock?

Stephen E. Nash , October 11th, 2021

Early on the gray, dreary, morning of September 23, I landed at the Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., after a 36-hour journey from Kilifi, on Kenya’s coast….


Did Aliens Build the Pyramids? And Other Racist Theories

Stephanie Halmhofer , October 5th, 2021

The Egyptian pyramids are a focal point for conspiracy theories about alien intervention. Sheilapic76/Flickr One afternoon in June, I found an email in my inbox from Atlantis Rising:…


Mutual Aid in Archaeology: The Black Trowel Collective Microgrants

Uzma Z. Rizvi , October 1st, 2021

An interview with the Black Trowel Collective conducted during the Summer of 2021. June 22nd, 2021 marked a year for the Black Trowel Collective (BTC) microgrants program, and…


Archaeology’s Role in Finding Missing Indigenous Children in Canada

Eric Simons and Katherine L. Nichols , September 29th, 2021

A memorial of 104 orange hearts, created by the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation’s Tiwahe (family) Services, stands in honor of missing children from the Brandon Indian Residential School…


Five Human Species You May Not Know About

Anna Goldfield , September 22nd, 2021

We’re so used to the idea of being the only people around that it seems outlandish to think that not so long ago in our evolutionary history, multiple…


2021 Resident Scholars Colloquium Series

Meredith Davidson , September 14th, 2021

2021 Resident Scholars Colloquium Series …

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Why Couldn’t Iron Age People Throw Some Stuff Away?

Lindsey Büster , September 14th, 2021

It is often hard to part with the objects left behind by loved ones—even everyday things. Ashton/Flickr I have been told many stories by people who found it…


How Pottery Offers Glimpses Into Ancient Foodways

Carolyn Wilke , September 8th, 2021

[no-caption] The Archaeological Mission in the Sahara This article was originally published at Knowable Magazine and has been republished under Creative Commons. Unearthed from the graves…


Will Bog Archaeology Fade Away?

Nathaniel Scharping , August 31st, 2021

Archaeologists excavate a bog in Hatfield Moors, England, to uncover Late Stone Age structures. Henry Chapman In the southernmost tip of Sweden, just over an hour from neighboring…