Anthropology Articles

Archaeology Articles

Jeremy Sabloff – Archaeology of the 99 Percent

Jeremy Sabloff – Most people in antiquity were too poor to leave many artifacts behind. Archaeologists have learned how to look beyond the 1%.

A Radical New Theory About the Origins of Art – SAPIENS

Paleolithic cave art animals – Archaeologists are tapping cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology research to figure out how our ancestors began making figurative art.

Stone Age Myths – Stone Age Myths We’ve Made Up – SAPIENS

Stone Age myths – Commonly held views of ancient history are often colored by what survives in the archaeological record—and by cultural biases.

Cultural Anthropology Articles

Land Acknowledgment – Why Land Acknowledgments Matter – SAPIENS

One anthropologist views land acknowledgment — honoring traditional lands — as a way to remember the past while stepping toward the future.

Hijra – India’s Third Gender Rises Again – SAPIENS

Hijra – Hijras, a gender nonconforming community, are striving to overcome a century of discrimination and reclaim their holy status in society.

In Nigeria, dreadlocks are entangled with beliefs about danger

Nigerian men who wear their hair in knots are not a new phenomenon, but the hairstyle’s spiritual heritage sparks fear in the hearts of many.

Linguistics Articles

Language Lessons | Anthropology News

A documentary film shows the challenges faced by Soli children as they learn in a language that is not their own. But does the future have to be in English?

The Joy of Dialects | Anthropology News

What a froggy mystery in Papua New Guinea can teach us about the pleasure and power of language diversity.

New Languages – Where Do

New languages – Where do recently recognized tongues come from—and what does their flourishing tell us about how to keep rare or threatened languages alive?

Physical Anthropology Articles

Bipedality – Unraveling the Mystery of Human Bipedality – SAPIENS

Paleoanthropologist Carol Ward explains how walking upright marked a milestone in hominin history.

The Neanderthal Body – A Head-to-Toe Tour – SAPIENS

The Neanderthal body has stories to tell about the life and times of our ancient hominin cousins.

The Neanderthal Diet From Teeth to Guts – SAPIENS

Neanderthal diet – Neanderthals tooth enamel, torsos, and even fossilized poop reveal that they ate much more than meat.

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