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What Is Cultural Anthropology?

Emily Sekine , September 27th, 2022

Cultural anthropologists seek to understand the dizzyingly diverse ways people live today, including how they think, act, create, struggle, make meaning, and organize their societies. WHAT IS CULTURAL…


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A Reader’s Question About Surviving the Ice Age

Marlaina Martin , August 24th, 2022

An anthropologist describes the multiple ice ages of the Earth’s past and how our species survived the most recent one. This article was originally published at The Conversation…


The Problems of Evolution as a “March of Progress”

Keridwen Cornelius , August 16th, 2022

The idea that evolution is a hierarchy of complexity with humans on top lurks in everything from biology classes to politics. It’s time to unlearn this false and…


Digging for Birds

Anthropology365 , August 3rd, 2022

My partner and I bought a house in 2019 and moved to San Antonio, TX, in service of my pursuit of a Ph.D. in anthropology. One thing that…

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The Collapse of the Canadian University and the Rise of the Church of Covid

Maximilian C. Forte , July 4th, 2022

February of 2022 was a particularly dark month, both in Quebec and in Canada generally. In Quebec, we had the expansion of the use of “vaccine passports” to…


Is Donated Blood a Gift or a Commodity?

SAPIENS , June 14th, 2022

An anthropologist dives into the morally fraught blood and plasma industry and what it reveals about human societies—the good, the bad, and the gory. ✽ In the spring…


Is Donated Blood a Gift or a Commodity?

Ben Belek , June 14th, 2022

In 1950, human blood was stored for patient use at a U.S. Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Korea. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration/Wikimedia Commons In the spring…


Big Bend Javelina Survey

Anthropology365 , June 7th, 2022

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Tree Rings Are Evidence of the Megadrought—and Our Doom

Stephen E. Nash , June 2nd, 2022

I love trees. I also love dendrochronology—literally, “the study of tree time.” This science, which uses data derived from tree growth rings, provides scientists with a wealth of…


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Epistemologies – The Line Between Bodies and Ideas?

Nathan Klembara , May 31st, 2022

This browser does not support HTML5 audio Listen to an audio recording of this piece read by Nathan Klembara A recent trend in the sciences is the attem…


What Is SAPIENS Magazine?

Chip Colwell , April 26th, 2022

SAPIENS magazine is an online portal for readers to better understand the world and what it means to be human. AerialPerspective Images/Getty Images WHAT IS SAPIENS MAGAZINE? SAPIENS…


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…


What Do Anthropologists Do?

Chip Colwell , April 19th, 2022

A person documents a centuries-old Basque carnival in Alsasua, Spain. Many anthropologists investigate cultural phenomena, such as rituals and religious traditions. NurPhoto/Getty Images …


Does Green on COVID-19 Maps Mean What You Think?

Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein and Daniel Ginsberg , March 31st, 2022

Picture a traffic light. This isn’t a trick question. We want you to visualize some sort of box housing three lightbulbs, each behind a colored filter: red on…


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…


Dissertation Proposal Defense- Negotiating Landscapes: A Study of Human-Javelina Relations in Texas

An Ecology of Knowledges: An Interview with Micha Rahder

colinhoag , March 1st, 2022

An Ecology of Knowledges: Fear, Love, and Technoscience in Guatemalan Forest Conservation By Micha Rahder, Independent Scholar 336pp. Durham, NC: Duke University Press § Colin Hoag spoke…


Javelinas and Texas Ebony Trees in South Texas

Anthropology365 , February 26th, 2022

Texas Ebony trees (Ebenopsis ebano) is a species of legume native to South Texas. These trees produce large bean pods (see below) that ripen and fall to the…

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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…


What a Shipwreck’s Tree Rings Reveal

Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Aoife Daly, and Marta Domínguez Delmás , January 6th, 2022

Tree rings in a cross section of an oak hull plank from the ship Batavia, which sank in 1629, hold clues to the 17th-century timber trade in Europe….


Fuel Maps: Digitizing Grass and Sensing Fire in Brazil

colinhoag , December 21st, 2021

Guilherme M. Fagundes, Princeton University § Part and parcel of the technological repertoire in wildland fire management, fuel maps invite us to reflect on the everyday life of…


A Window on Humanity’s Turbulent 2021

Nicola Jones , December 16th, 2021

[no-caption] John Finney Photography/Getty Images Amid forest fires, the storming of the U.S. Capitol, private space flights and more, 2021 saw the pandemic bed in. Each time it…


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…