Anthropology Magazine
A person holds the handle of a frying pan filled with a yellow stew on a gas stovetop.

Confronting Xenophobia Through Food—and Comics

Field Notes
A black-and-white photo features three baboons near the side of a dirt road. Two look on as a third bends over to drink from a puddle.

Extracting Hominin Evolution From Fossilized Teeth

Children stand in front of video game displays and a large green tractor.

With So Few Farmers, Why Are Video Games About Farming So Popular?

A short-haired person turns their head to their right in front of the horizon, a sun glare shining from behind them.

Was Our Skin Meant for the Sun?

On a sunny day, two people sit on stools under an awning made of wood and cloth. They are facing each other, and one holds a clipboard.

What Is Cultural Anthropology?

A protestor holds a blue, green, and red patterned flag while wearing a face mask with the same pattern.

In Spain, Scapegoating Spikes During the Pandemic

A photograph features three macaques with red faces and beige fur soaking in hot springs as a person takes their picture with a cellphone.

Does “Monkeypox” Give Monkeys a Bad Name?

A person lies in bed next to a smartphone displaying numbers and symbols.

Are Insomniacs Overthinking Sleep?

Cultural Relativity
A photograph features a group of women dressed in green camo uniforms looking toward their right with stern expressions on their faces.

When Women Answer the Call of Duty

A photo features blocks of wood put together in such a way that you can see the rings of the trees they were made from.MirageC/

Misperceiving Life Expectancy in the Deep Past

A landscape photo features dense buildings on a hillside under blue skies, with a mountain range in the background.

What Is Freedom in a Brazilian Favela?

A wooden medicine cabinet on a wooden table displays numerous clear and green medicine bottles.

Finding Mental Health Issues Hidden in the Past

Human Nature
An adult and three children huddle by a grassy hill in the dark with a tall wire fence in the background.

Archaeology at the Borders of the Refugee Crisis

Human Rights
A photograph features a parade with people in the front holding up gold balloons that spell out “Disney” and those behind holding mouse-head–shaped balloons in rainbow colors.

What’s Behind the Backlash to Lightyear’s Animated Kiss?

A tall, stair-step pyramid of beige stone in the distance towers over other stone ruins, with its top level plateauing just under a light-blue sky with white clouds.

What Ended This Hub of Ancient Maya Life?

A close-up image features an open book with visible text that reads, “Descent of Man.” Around it are a pair of yellow glasses, a hand-drawn schematic, a rolled tie, a harmonica, and a slide rule.

Excavating My Dad’s Life

In front of a window in a dark room, a pen rests on an open notebook on a desk. Yellow sunlight shines through the window and causes a glare.

What Is Anthropological Poetry?

A painting on a wall shows two people holding a basket containing two infants next to a river.

An Archaeology of Personhood and Abortion

Cultural Relativity
A photograph features a rocky landscape white with snow under a light-blue sky.

A Reader’s Question About Surviving the Ice Age


Peeling Back the Myth of a “White” Midwest

A crowd of people gather, with those in the front row reaching out to take green peppers from a pink colander.

Why Do (Some) Humans Love Chili Peppers?

The photograph features a person with a hearing aid sitting next to a person smiling on a couch. They face each other and communicate using sign language.

How Deaf and Hearing Friends Co-Navigate the World

A woman in a forest stands in front of a large tree trunk and looks up at the treetops.

The Problems of Evolution as a “March of Progress”

A bouquet of red roses rests on top of a wooden coffin in a church under a stained-glass window.

We All Love Roses

An illustration in color shows ancient humans painting mammoths on a cave wall.

Did Neanderthals Make Art?

A photo shows a statue of cast metal figures resembling several human beings in a line, most from the chin up, and the center one from the bust up. They all have their eyes closed and arms raised.

How a Coerced Confession Shaped a Family History

A Songhay man carries firewood in a desert and looks down a sandy hill at a mudbrick hut.

Wisdom From the Winding Path

A man wearing a white durag and lime-green tank top props a young boy in a gray T-shirt and jeans on his shoulders while holding a pink rose from a rose bush to his nose.

What the Anthropology of Smell Reveals About Humanity

Human Nature
A close-up shot shows a hand gripping a live bullfrog by its back legs.

Looking Into the World of Frog Gigging

Field Notes
An arched cobblestone corridor with a floor of packed dirt reaches into the distance. Green leafy shrubbery covers the right side of the entryway.

Difficult Truths: Confronting Irish Industrial Schools

Two black and brown triangular stones face each other against a black background and are lit from above.

What Ancient Stone “Swiss Army Knives” Mean

Material Culture
A red bus is parked under a digital street sign that reads “via downtown” and two smaller street signs, each written in a different language.

What Klingon and Other Constructed Languages Reveal