Anthropology Magazine

Hush-Hush, a Pale-Horse Cometh: Mirabilis Manducat

Essays

  • Crisis

  • Poetry

    One

    An anthropological poem journeys to the eye of the storm to understand how “race” has no biological basis—and is instead rooted in discrimination. What future for our species?

  • Mindsets

    community supported agriculture - Growing and harvesting this food helped the author connect with nature.

    What Parsnips Taught Me About Nature

    One anthropologist’s research on Community Supported Agriculture—which saw him wrestling with parsnips and talking to leeks—spurs thoughts on closing the gap between Western urban life and the natural world.

  • Material Culture

    The sewing kit above is one of multiple items from a massive private collection held in Indiana that the FBI helped repatriate. This particular item is now in Peru, where it was initially crafted.

    The FBI’s Repatriation of Stolen Heritage

    When the bureau’s Art Theft Program teamed up with a cultural anthropologist to investigate one man’s private collection, they began a yearslong project to return cultural objects and human remains to their rightful homes.

  • Poetry

    anti-black racism poetry - Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, who Minneapolis police brutally killed on May 25, testifies at a hearing on police accountability held by the House Judiciary Committee.

    Siege

    A Black anthropologist's poem speaks to anti-Blackness, white supremacy, police brutality and murder, and trans/queer hate and violence.

  • Decoded

    human population evolution - Savanna Pumé (hunter-gatherers in Venezuela) children, shown here building a house, learn to cooperate from a young age.

    Why Are There So Many Humans?

    The populations of the great apes were once nearly equal. Now, one great ape species—Homo sapiens—outnumbers the rest by almost 8 billion. How did we do it?