How long have we been burying the dead? And why is it so haunting when we can’t set those who have passed to rest?
Many of us believe our ancestors lived much shorter lives than we do. Cutting-edge archaeology shows otherwise.
Embalming is just one among the world’s wide variety of funeral practices, and in a sense it’s as ordinary as any other. Then again, it’s pretty strange.
Grief makes sense of loss and opens us to rebuilding all that is meaningful in life. Society would benefit if public grief were acknowledged more.
The electrocution of a wild elephant in a village in northeast India illustrates how these formidable beings are experienced as both animal and deity.
The bones of 3,000-year-old sacrificial victims in China are revealing unexpected new twists.