Anthropology Magazine
Inside Mexico City’s Surveillance State

An anthropologist investigates how one city’s rapidly expanding video surveillance system is transforming criminal investigation—sometimes in deeply flawed ways. ✽…

Excavating a 19th-Century Detroit Saloon

A filmmaker highlights the work of urban archaeologists who are excavating the site of a woman-owned business that opened in…

In Delhi, Women Find Their Place on the Metro

Over the past two decades, the subway system has reshaped social relations in India’s densely populated capital—especially for women, who…

In Lebanon, Solar Power Is Booming. Why?

An anthropologist explores whether Lebanese turning to solar power is a story of resilience, environmental triumph, or something else. ✽…

What Kenya’s Killer Cops Reveal About Police Culture

Anthropologists studying police violence in Nairobi are uncovering systemic problems that shed light on brutal law enforcement tactics around the world.

Kenyan Mothers Take on Police Violence

In Nairobi, members of the Mothers of Victims and Survivors Network, who have lost family members to police violence, are turning their grief into determined activism.

How Many People Lived in the Angkor Empire?

Archaeologists working with an interdisciplinary team have estimated the population of the ancient Greater Angkor Region in Cambodia at its peak in the 13th century.

Archaeology in the Ashes of Notre Dame

Two years ago, a fire devastated Paris’ iconic Catholic cathedral. An archaeologist outlines the unprecedented research scientists are now undertaking to make the most of the disaster.

Waterloo-Redfern and the Racism Rooted in Cities

Protestors toppling statues spur an anthropologist to look at the underlying urban politics that reproduce colonial and racist systems in Australia’s Waterloo-Redfern housing plans.

Unearthing the True Toll of the Tulsa Race Massacre

With the 99th anniversary at hand, a community works with archaeologists to answer longstanding questions about a brutal tragedy.