Anthropology / Everything Human

Did Women and Children Exist in Prehistory?


  • Curiosities

  • Expressions

    Dancing “My Humps” in Rural China

    Middle-aged women use private online space to organize their public square-dancing performances. The new technology has changed their dance moves—and their lives.

  • Matters

    The Rolling Stone gang-rape story, which centered on Greek life at the University of Virginia, as written proved to be untrue. Still, the fallout prompted critical conversations about how to end gender-based violence on university campuses.

    Confronting Rape Culture

    Rolling Stone’s now infamous article “A Rape on Campus” inspired a new program at the University of Virginia to help end campus rape. Unfortunately, it’s not likely to work.

  • Wanderers

    In October 2015, Russian scientists began Moon-2015, a simulated mission to the moon and back.

    Unmanning Space Language

    Language matters, as demonstrated by the recent discussion following the discovery of example sentences using sexist stereotypes in the Oxford Dictionary of English. Language about who goes into space also matters, both historically and again now as more people are on the International Space Station for longer-duration missions, and NASA, SpaceX, and others plan to send humans to Mars. When journalists write about a spacecraft, they often use …