Anthropology Magazine
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The Dangers of Ancient Apocalypse’s Pseudoscience

Counterpoint
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How a Song Bridged Diné and Ndebele Worlds

Expressions
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How Diverse Was Medieval Britain?

Decoded
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A Mass Shooting in the “Evangelical Vatican”

Reflections
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Monogamy. Grandmas. Milk. The Evolution of Childhood Is Very Strange.

Excerpt
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What Commentators Get Wrong (and Right) About North Korea

Conflicted
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Broadening Demands for Reproductive Justice

Standpoints
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Do Mountains Have Souls?

Phenomenon
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What Is Linguistic Anthropology?

Ask SAPIENS
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A Somali Archaeologist Is Championing Heritage in the Horn of Africa

Field Notes
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Heritage Forensics Is Tackling Devastating New Forms of Cultural Erasure

Crisis
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The Family Lives of the Last Neanderthals

Kinship
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Alive in the Flapping of Infinite Orange Wings

Entanglements
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Purple in Cycles

Reflections
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Hunting Down the Facts About Paleo Diets

Counterpoint
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The Aztec Antichrist Chronicles Indigenous Resistance and Religious Conversion

Decoded
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Aztec Antichrist: A Performance of the Apocalypse

Excerpt
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Centering the Voices of Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Reflections
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What Cargo Cult Rituals Reveal About Human Nature

Decoded
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Will a Nobel Prize Make Paleogenomics More Accountable?

Decoded
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How Can Societies Decolonize Conservation?

Viewpoint
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Unsung Native Collaborators in Anthropology

Icons
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Why AI Will Never Fully Capture Human Language

Decoded
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Why Indigenous Fire Management Works

Cultural Relativity
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Derogatory Place Names Need Indigenous Revision

Counterpoint
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Confronting Xenophobia Through Food—and Comics

Field Notes
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Extracting Hominin Evolution From Fossilized Teeth

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

Pastimes
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Was Our Skin Meant for the Sun?

Phenomenon
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What Is Cultural Anthropology?

Ask SAPIENS
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In Spain, Scapegoating Spikes During the Pandemic

Crisis
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Does “Monkeypox” Give Monkeys a Bad Name?

Entanglements