Anthropology Magazine

What’s Behind the U.S. War on Science?

Op-Ed

  • A large group of people walk down an avenue holding signs behind those who carry a long blue-and-white banner that reads “March for Science.”

    What’s Behind the U.S. War on Science?

    President Biden’s administration has promised to reinsert science into government decision-making. An anthropologist looks to Finland to argue that solutions must go far beyond reversing Trump’s policies.

  • Camp Grant Massacre - In 2015, members of the Apache Nation and their allies protested actions by the U.S. Congress that granted parts of Oak Flat to Resolution Copper Mining.

    Why the Camp Grant Massacre Matters Today

    Vigilantes attacked a peaceful encampment of Apache people in Arizona 150 years ago. Now their descendants are fighting to protect their homeland from a proposed copper mine at Oak Flat.

  • first female archaeologists - Archaeologist Sada Mire, a visiting professor of archaeology at Leiden University in the Netherlands, stands at Somaliland’s Dhambalin, a 5,000-year-old rock art site her team discovered in 2007.

    The Untold Stories of Archaeology’s Women

    Stories of pioneering women in the “digging” sciences have been skewed toward those who were White, wealthy, and networked. The TrowelBlazers project aims to reset our imagination—and our future.

  • African-American cemeteries destruction - A gravestone in the Morningstar Tabernacle No. 88 Cemetery in Cabin John, Maryland.

    Stop Destroying African American Cemeteries

    Highways, factories, and other development projects across the United States are threatening the sacred spaces of African American cemeteries. An archaeologist looks to new Congressional action to stop the destruction.