Cait Chapman

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Personal finds from 2015, good year so far

Empowering Native Alaskans to Become Stewards of Their Land

<i>ANSEP Summer Bridge student Randall Friendly sits in the passenger seat as the pilot prepares for landing on Karluk Lake on Kodiak Island.</i><p>The 408 …

Cultural Evolution As Dialectic

Are cultural anthropologists going to get serious soon about evolution? When I first learned anthropology, back in the mid-1980s, “cultural …

Old Color Photos of Native Americans

<i>Chief James A. Garfield. Jicarilla Apache. 1899. Photo by William Henry Jackson. Source - Montana State University Library.</i><p>As a filmmaker, I am drawn to images. My first love of film came from old black and white movies by world cinema auteurs like the jarring works of Bergman, Eisenstein, Bunuel, …

To return or not: Who should own indigenous art?

Should works included in a new Aboriginal Australian art exhibition be repatriated to the culture that produced them? The answer is complex, writes Jason Farago.<p>The British Museum in London is opening a major new exhibition with a rather interesting subtitle. Indigenous Australia: Enduring …

Museums

Who Invented Writing? An Animated Historical Detective Story

Theories of why humans write abound — for George Orwell, the impulse was driven by sheer egoism and aesthetic enthusiasm; for Joan Didion, writing provides vital access to one’s own mind; David Foster Wallace sought in it the nature of fun; for Joy Williams, it offers an escape from darkness into …

The MP3: A History Of Innovation And Betrayal

"I don't like the title 'The Father of MP3,'" says Karlheinz Brandenburg. But he kinda is. "Certainly I was involved all the time from basic research [to] getting it into the market."<p>Brandenburg was part of the group that gave the MP3 its name. The Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) lent its name …

Ancient Treasures Help IS Finance Terrorism

Islamic State militants released two videos this past month, boasting about the bombing of priceless ancient artifacts in Iraq.<p>The destruction of …

Archaeologists Uncover A Colossal Pyramid Belonging To An Antediluvian Civilization In Romania

More archaeologists believe to have found a colossal 300-meters-tall pyramid in Romania dating back tens of thousands of years.<p>An intriguing mound …

Eight Impressive but Terrifying Cases of Ancient Surgery

It is hard to fathom the way in which invasive surgery was carried out prior to the development of modern anaesthesia, but ancient people around the …