Anthropology Magazine

Repatriation Has Transformed, Not Ended, Research


  • Two large almond-shaped rocks with cutmarks covering their surfaces lie on brown wood with a small metal coin between them.

    How Human Are We?

    An evolutionary theorist considers how traits we think of as human may have been shared by other hominins.

  • Large white letters that spell out “Indian Land” rest on sand and dried grasses in front of a mountain range.

    Land Acknowledgments Are Not Enough

    Three anthropologists decry the use of land acknowledgments when they fail to advocate for genuine Indigenous sovereignty and the return of stolen lands.

  • Four people wearing light-colored, wide-brimmed hats and holding hoes stand on dry dirt in an open area surrounded by small green shrubs.

    Climate Migrants Are on the Move—And the U.S. Needs Their Help

    A U.S. anthropologist who works in Guatemala argues that opening the Mexico-U.S. border must become a political priority in the fight against climate catastrophe—in part because people in the U.S. have much to learn from those who hold different values, perspectives, and knowledge.

  • A landscape image shows clouds sitting low between hilltops and an open grassy plain.

    Stop Calling the Aleutians Pristine

    Indigenous peoples who lived in the Aleutian Islands for thousands of years didn’t trash the environment—that doesn’t mean their presence should be dismissed.