Anthropology / Everything Human

Arizona’s Inmate Firefighters


  • Field Notes

    Inmate firefighters

    Arizona’s Inmate Firefighters

    In the rugged landscapes of the American Southwest, select cohorts of incarcerated people are temporarily allowed out of prison to fight wildfires. But are they being rehabilitated or exploited?

  • Decoded

    Rules of the Underworld

    We often think of gangs, mafias, and drug cartels as chaotic and lawless. But rational rules govern the underworld to create a dark order.

  • Viewpoint

  • Curiosities

    The Right to Own Living Memorials

    Hundreds of memorial statues stolen from Kenya and Tanzania have ended up in U.S. museums. Should the principle of informed consent be applied to (apparently) inanimate objects?

  • News

    Stone Age Site Saved

    A company began diamond mining at an extraordinary site in South Africa with 2.3 million years of human history. Quick action by archaeologists has led to a court decision protecting the site.

  • Excerpt

    This human tooth, possibly belonging to a migrant, was found in 2011 in the Tumacácori Mountains, located south of Tucson, Arizona, near the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Notes From a Crime Scene

    A 2015 book offers an intimate account of undocumented migrants’ life-and-death struggles in the unforgiving desert of the U.S.-Mexico border.