#Anthropology roundup: “Archaeologists Should Be Activists Too…

Archaeologists Should Be Activists Too

A group of people hold up signs on the side of a road. Their shirts and signs say “count every vote.”

 

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 during the 2020 presidential election, unfounded conspiracy theories about election security began to fly.

Peru’s Incan Rope Bridges Are Hanging by a Thread

A woven rope bridge extends out over a river to the other side.

Reconstruction of the Tinkuqchaka bridge is here almost complete. Cirilo Vivanco

One early January morning in the mid-1980s after a daylong journey from Ayacucho (formerly “Guamanga”), I (Lidio) found myself being guided across a small rope bridge hanging across the Pampas River.

Who Is the Nesher Ramla Homo?

Several people dig and sift through brown dirt, surrounded by black buckets and tools.

 

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 of human evolution.

Excavations at the Israeli site of Nesher Ramla have recovered a skull that may represent a late-surviving example of a distinct Homo population that lived in and around modern-day Israel from about 420,000 to 120,000 years ago.

Humanities researchers have become ‘enemies of the nation’ in Brazil, says anthropologist

Rosana Pinheiro-Machado left Brazil due to the growing devaluation of science

Originally published on Global Voices

 

Anthropologist and researcher Rosana Pinheiro Machado | Photo: Personal Archive / Used with permission.

This text is part of a special Global Voices series on women with academic careers called Women in Science. See other stories here and here.

Three silhouettes filled with colorful shapes and objects are in front of a light background with clouds.

 

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Something about me must remind people of a blind 17th-century poet. My last name, Miton, is French, yet people outside of France invariably misspell it as “Milton”—as in the famed English author, John Milton, of the epic poem Paradise Lost.

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