SAPIENS

Anthropology / Everything Human

Features

Stories

Human Nature

Who First Buried the Dead?

We have learned a lot by trying to figure out what makes humans unique. Now, it's time to focus on what we have in common with the rest of life.

Even today, performances of Romeo and Juliet move audiences for how the couple’s ardent love imperiled them.

Human Nature

When It Comes to Love, Is Three (or More) a Crowd?

Kinship

On Fat Tuesday, Break an Egg Over Someone’s Head

A colorful custom that began centuries ago in Asia has spread through various countries and evolved into a celebration of joy and friendship.

In creating other worlds, Ursula Le Guin showed the power inherent in constructions of culture and new realities—themes central to cultural anthropology.

Icons

How Ursula Le Guin’s Writing Was Shaped by Anthropology