Anthropology Magazine
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What Molars and Math Reveal About the Human Brain

Lab Bench
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Five Highlights From the 2023 RAI Film Festival

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Looking for the Lepchas

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Advocating for Archaeology’s New Purpose

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Club-Wielding Ancestors: Myth or Reality?

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A Free Man: The Story of a Menominee Elder

Creative Nonfiction
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The Mexican River Defenders Fighting for the San Pedro

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Should Paviland’s Red Lady “Come Home”?

Uncanny Valley
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Seeker of Life/Kawsay Thawiq

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The Colonial Roots of Peru’s Troubles

Human Rights
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Picturing the Deep Universe Is Deeply Human

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Born of “All That Good”

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Reconsidering Fragility in Museums—and the World

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What Does the Armenian Genocide Have to Do With Florida?

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How the Early Battle Over Race Science Was Lost

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The Woods Lament For Me

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With the Fall of a Tree, Archaeology Returns to Liberia

Field Notes
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Navigating the Ethics of Ancient DNA Research

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In Delhi, Women Find Their Place on the Metro

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The Path

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What Do Archaeologists Do?

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When Life Imitates Art in Ukraine

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How Ancient Humans Came to Cope With the Cold

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Mayel Lyang

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When Disaster Tests the Strength of Human Cooperation

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Did Humanity Really Arise in One Place?

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Piecing Together History From a Roman Mosaic

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Rock Drawings

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To Decolonize, We Must End the World as We Know It

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Planting Seeds for a More Ethical Future

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Centering Black Lives in the Study of Human Remains

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Embracing the Poetry of Being Human