An anthropologist digs into what the current “botanic boom” reveals about people’s interactions with nature and with one another.
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By Stephen E. Nash
Archaeologists in New Mexico are pioneering surprising research methods—involving tree rings, pottery, and blasts of light—to explain why wildfire suppression doesn’t work.
By Marina Krakovsky
Evolutionary history can help resolve the question of why so many people desire a physical break even when their bodies need movement.