In the American Southwest, the loss of juniper trees at the hands of mining and development could cost the Hopi a crucial part of their heritage.
The president of the arts and crafts company purchased thousands of antiquities from Iraq for his family’s museum—but he could have met his goals without running afoul of the Department of Justice.
Secular and religious Indians are butting heads over the origin of an important limestone shoal that connects India and Sri Lanka.
It’s not always what people believe, or why, that matters. Sometimes, the social relations surrounding those beliefs are what shape reality.
Can transcendence be attained by embracing the strongest taboo of all?
An anthropologist immerses herself in Islamic dream culture to understand how the divine plays a role in everyday lives.