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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

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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…


The Resistance and Ingenuity of the Cooks Who Lived in Slavery

Carolyn Wilke , August 26th, 2021

This plate features a traditional meal of fish and provisions (tubers and vegetables) served on the Caribbean island of Dominica. Diane Wallman Garlic sizzles in a big Dutch…


Haunted by My Teaching Skeleton

Michelle A. Rodrigues , August 17th, 2021

Museum storage facilities, such as this one in Germany, often hold the remains of human beings. Jens Büttner/Picture Alliance/Getty Images There is something unsettling about being alone …


SAR Welcomes New Board Members

Meredith Davidson , August 16th, 2021

SAR Welcomes New Board Members …

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Five Questions for Anna Goldfield

Yoli Ngandali , August 11th, 2021

In this free live event, Yoli Ngandali, SAPIENS Media & Public Outreach Fellow, asks Anna Goldfield five questions about human evolutionary biology and Neanderthals. Anna Goldfield holds a Ph.D….


Stop Calling the Aleutians Pristine

Ariel Taivalkoski , August 10th, 2021

Most of the Aleutian Islands are today unpopulated. Ariel Taivalkoski The Aleutian Islands, which stretch 1,100 miles across the Bering Sea from the Alaska Peninsula, are commonly describ…


Archaeologists for Trans Liberation

Guest Contributor , August 6th, 2021

By The Black Trowel Collective To be an archaeologist is to revel in the diversity of human expression through time. Trans perspectives and voices add necessary further dimensions…


Archaeologists Should Be Activists Too

Allison Mickel and Kyle Olson , July 27th, 2021

Archaeologists are well-suited to help organize protests such as this “Count the Vote” rally in 2020. Jon Irons When Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, paused counting votes for one night…


Culture—Not Genetics—Was More Salient for Anglo-Saxons

Mark Collard, Keith Dobney, and Kimberly Plomp , July 19th, 2021

An Anglo-Saxon burial mound rises in Taplow Court, England. Shutterstock This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative Commons. Scholar…


Tiny Snails Help Solve a Giant Mystery

Keridwen Cornelius , July 8th, 2021

People must regularly repair and rechalk the Cerne Abbas Giant, or “Rude Man,” in Dorset, England, to prevent it from becoming overgrown, carrying on a practice that stretches…


Who is the Nesher Ramla Homo?

Michelle Langley , July 7th, 2021

This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative Commons. An international group of archaeologists has discovered a missing piece in the story…


The Macabre and Magical Human-Canine Story

Richard Kemeny , June 29th, 2021

Researchers found this dog skull in a Czech Republic site inhabited by humans some 28,500 years ago, offering a clue to understanding the ancient story of domestication. Mietje…


Archaeology and Place at Chaco Canyon

Sarah Soliz , June 24th, 2021

Photograph of Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, courtesy of Robert Adams.     Archaeology and Place Archaeologists have been paying attent…

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Six Reasons to Save Archaeology From Funding Cuts

John Schofield , June 23rd, 2021

Archaeology offers a detailed look at humanity’s past and important insights into the present and future. Jo Ahmet/Kent County Council This article was originally published at The Convers…


On The Culture of Harassment in Archaeology: An interview with Barbara L. Voss

Uzma Z. Rizvi , June 22nd, 2021

[Content advisory: This article discusses harassment and discrimination in archaeology, including discussion of sexual assault.] On the morning of March 30, 2021, three articles on the culture of…


Five Solstice Sites That Aren’t Stonehenge

Anna Goldfield , June 17th, 2021

With the summer solstice approaching in the Northern Hemisphere, the site of Stonehenge is likely to pop up quite a bit on your news feeds. While that particular…