Anthropology Magazine
Black and Indigenous Futures

In this final webinar of the series, archaeologists, artists, and cultural theorists turn to questions of how can archaeology, the study of material worlds past and present, help construct new futures.

Fugitive Archaeological Spaces

This webinar explores the struggles and successes of Black and Indigenous archaeologists to build new organizations that sustain will capacity building, community engagement, and decolonizing research methodologies.

“For the Welfare of the Whole People”: Heritage Stewardship in Indigenous and Black Communities

This webinar panel explores how Indigenous and Black activists, scholars, and community organizers serve as leaders in the preservation of their own heritage.

From the Margins to the Mainstream: Black and Indigenous Futures in Archaeology

Inspired by recent Black Lives Matter protests, a new webinar series explores how contemporary activism around social justice and civil rights is transforming the discipline of archaeology.

The UNESCO Site That Never Was

In Turkey, the Ilisu Dam’s flooding of the ancient town of Hasankeyf offers a lesson in how societies choose the sites they preserve or destroy.

When Marine Mammals Clash With Archaeological Heritage

On California’s San Miguel Island, seals and sea lions are taking a heavy toll on the area’s cultural treasures.

Is It Ever OK to Publish Photographs of Human Remains?

In many cultures, people consider it unethical, insensitive, and harmful to photograph human remains, much less to make such an image viewable to the public. The SAPIENS editorial team explains its philosophy and approach to handling images of human remains.

Does Art Have a Homeland?

An anthropologist reflects on contemporary repatriation demands for African art taken during the colonial period.

The Race to Recover South America’s Ancient Past

In the face of development pressure and climate change, researchers are toiling to find and preserve ancient sites in Peru that hold clues to how people first traversed a continent.

The Problem With Heritage

From Palmyra in Syria to Timbuktu in Mali, a wave of destruction has erased monuments to humanity’s past. Does their loss really matter?