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Reinterpreting Life and Death in Ancient Nubia

Michele R. Buzon , May 4th, 2022

Research team members excavate a tumulus burial structure. Michele R. Buzon This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished with Creative Commons. Circu…


The Amazing Archive of First Nations Stories Written on Stone

, April 27th, 2022

This rock art in Australia features four of Josie Maralngurra’s hand stencils. The Pathway Project This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under…


SAPIENS Podcast Season 4 Reflections and Celebrations

Chip Colwell , April 21st, 2022

In this live event, a panel of archaeologists and podcasters celebrates the completion of SAPIENS Podcast Season 4 and RadioCIAMS’ SAPIENS Talk Back series. Meet the amazing people…


The Yaghan Rise Again

Jude Isabella , April 20th, 2022

Archaeologist Atilio Francisco Zangrando, foreground, has excavated along the Beagle Channel, or Onashaga in the Yaghan language, since 1998. Katrina Pyne This article was originally publ…


Repatriation Is Our Future

Chip Colwell , April 13th, 2022

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990, or NAGPRA, is supposed to curb the illegal possession of ancestral Native American remains and cultural items. But…


Was the Acropolis a Harem? A Myth of Orientalism

Janric van Rookhuijzen , April 5th, 2022

The Acropolis of Athens has birthed countless tales, some of which appear to be more based on fiction than fact. Oleksandr Troitskyi/Wikimedia Commons This article was originally publishe…


Predominantly White Institutions’ Overtures to Black Students OR This Is What They Tell You Without Telling You

Justin D. Wright , April 4th, 2022

Enslaved people built the Rotunda at the University of Virginia in the 19th century. Chrispecoraro/Getty Images Go to undergrad, go to graduate school, get a Ph.D. heft onto…


Slavery, Sustenance, and Resistance

Chip Colwell , March 30th, 2022

Archaeology helps re-imagine a fuller range of experiences, including how people ate, innovated, and rebelled. In this episode, “slave cuisine” opens a window to honor the legacy of…


At the Limits of Cure for Tuberculosis

Yasaswini Sampathkumar , March 24th, 2022

As part of a tuberculosis screening, a radiologist in Germany examines a lung X-ray of a refugee from the 2022 Russian war in Ukraine. Matthias Balk/Picture Alliance/Getty Images…


Two Pioneering Female Archaeologists

Stephen E. Nash , March 23rd, 2022

Precocious. Prolific. Audacious. Magnanimous. Each of these terms describes archaeologist Hannah Marie Wormington and her protégé Cynthia Irwin-Williams.* As pioneering female archaeologists in an are…


The Politics of “Ukraine” Versus “the Ukraine”

Kathryn E. Graber , March 14th, 2022

[no-caption] TheKit_13/Pixabay This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative Commons. For most of the 20th century, English speakers re…


A Strange Past Returns Strangely

Alma Gottlieb , March 3rd, 2022

The last time I heard anyone utter the name, Przemysl, I must have been ten or eleven years old. In his thickly Yiddishized English, my maternal grandfather must…


Reviving Huaycán—and the Community That Surrounds It

Daniel Meza , March 1st, 2022

Aracely Solano, a youth volunteer and member of the Huaycán Cultural collective, welcomes visitors to the archaeological site outside of Lima, Peru. Daniel Meza Just an hour’s drive…


Derek Hall: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: A Response to David Harvey

focaal_admin , February 28th, 2022

David Harvey’s February 25 FocaalBlog post is presented as “An Interim Report” on  “Recent Events in the Ukraine”. Harvey’s essay effectively covers some of the core forces that…


Book Review: White Philanthropy: Carnegie Corporation’s ‘An American Dilemma’ and the Making of a White World Order by Maribel Morey

Rose Deller , February 24th, 2022

In White Philanthropy: Carnegie Corporation’s An American Dilemma and the Making of a White World Order, Maribel Morey explores the story behind the production of the influential study on US…

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“Cowboys and Indians”—When Dirt Rocks Are Dynamite

Jason Vasser-Elong , February 21st, 2022

The Lone Ranger and Tonto. Silver Screen Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images “With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fi…


Margaret Mead Imagined Different Futures

Samuel Gerald Collins , February 17th, 2022

Anthropologist Margaret Mead (center), actor Robert Redford (left), and historian Lola Van Wagenen (right) attend “A Future With Alternatives,” a symposium held in 1978 in New York City….


At the Heart of It All

Chip Colwell , February 16th, 2022

For its practitioners, archaeology can feel like it is unearthing events deep in the past … until it doesn’t. What is the experience of researchers who discover their…


David Sutton on his book, Bigger Fish to Fry

| , February 14th, 2022

Interview by Ariana Gunderson https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/SuttonBigger Ariana Gunderson: You write that “cooking involves a code and its instantiations,” (Sutton 2021, 15). Do you c…

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Writing Life No. 16: An Interview with Warwick Anderson by James Dunk

James Dunk , February 10th, 2022

Figure 1: Writing and thinking in anticipation of writing: notes stacked in files next to a computer (Warkwick’s desk). In the early days of freedom after a long…


A Lens on Cyprus Reunification

Anna Antoniou , February 9th, 2022

[no-caption] Vasili Sotiropulos Panikos sat on a beach in Cyprus, dressed in a blue Speedo and straw hat, sipping whiskey with his friends. Behind him, the Mediterranean Sea…


How “Wilderness” Was Invented Without Indigenous Peoples

Claudia Geib , February 3rd, 2022

Anthropologist Spencer Greening, a member of the Gitga’at First Nation, maps 2,000-year-old fish traps in an intertidal area as part of his graduate studies in Indigenous resource management…


Redrawing the Boundaries

Chip Colwell , February 2nd, 2022

For many, archaeology means digging up historical artifacts from beneath the ground. But to some, that framework is also violent and colonialist. What would it mean to leave…


Egyptology Has a Problem: Patriarchy

Kara Cooney , February 1st, 2022

Ramses II built many temples to his own divinity, like the Ramesseum in Luxor, originally called the Temple of Millions of Years to imply his reign would never…