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#Anthropology roundup: “Why Symbols Aren’t Forever

In 2018, a group of protestors pulled down Silent Sam, a Confederate statue that had long sat on the University of North Carolina campus. Julia Wall/Getty Imag
Why Symbols Aren’t Forever

In 2018, a group of protestors pulled down Silent Sam, a Confederate statue that had long sat on the University of North Carolina
Your Body as a Map

For decades, two mummies lay in the British Museum concealing a secret. The ancient Egyptian pair, nicknamed Gebelein

How We Found an Elusive Hominin in China

Baishiya Karst Cave, where the fossil was found, is both a Buddhist sanctuary and a tourist attraction. Dongju Zhang/Lanzhou
New Hominin Shakes the Family Tree—Again

Homo luzonensis ’ teeth are unusual in that the premolars (two teeth on the left) are relatively large, while the molars (three o

When Ancient Societies Hit a Million People, Vengeful Gods Appeared

When Ancient Societies Hit a Million People, Vengeful Gods Appeared Live Science Belief in a punishing, moralizing

How Traditional Knowledge Opens Nature’s Medicine Cabinet

A natural pharmacist at a complementary medicine clinic in Trujillo, Peru, displays a plant tincture. Jane Palmer U nder the clear,
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