Anthropology / Everything Human

Digging up the Dead

Field Notes

  • mortuary archaeology - The Slavia Field School in Mortuary Archaeology in Drawsko, Poland, unearthed a 400-year-old cemetery.

    Digging up the Dead

    An archaeological field school experience shines a light on the grave concerns people have about the treatment of human remains.

  • Digging Up Woodstock

    An archaeological investigation of the famous festival site unearthed evidence hidden in the haze of memory.

  • Devotees gather for the Sufi ritual of dhikr in downtown Istanbul.

    How Hearts Align in a Muslim Ritual

    An important Sufi ritual brings participants together in a shared experience of trance and movement that actually synchronizes their heartbeats.

  • Frank stands at the site of his last job, which was at a chemical company.

    America’s Postindustrial Futures

    The current administration’s controversial “America First” trade policies have tapped into a pervasive feeling of abandonment across the postindustrial United States. But not all former factory workers are interested in reviving American industry.