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3-D Model of King Richard III’s Grave Released

LEICESTER, ENGLAND—Team members from University of Leicester Archaeological Services have used photogrammetry software to create a rotatable model of …

Syrian army advances into ISIL-held ancient city of Palmyra

DAMASCUS // Syrian troops backed by Russian warplanes on Thursday advanced into the ancient city of Palmyra, which has been under ISIL control for …

Syrian army recaptures Palmyra's ancient citadel from IS

Syrian army recaptures Palmyra's ancient citadel from IS<p>Source: Xinhua 2016-03-25 22:12:43<p>DAMASCUS, March 25 (Xinhua) --The Syrian army fully …

Petition demands Navy stop removing Indian artifacts from California's 'Island of the Blue Dolphins'

More than 390 people, many of them archaeologists and Native American leaders, have signed a petition demanding that the Navy suspend its plans to relocate artifacts from San Nicolas Island to a former icehouse at the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, Calif.<p>The artifacts include stone …

Los Angeles

Archaeologists to Dig at Malcolm X House Next Week

Malcolm X and sister, Ella Little-Collins, lived at 72 Dale St. in Roxbury.<p>By ·<p>Ella Little-Collins and Sarah Little / Photo via the Boston Landmarks …

Amazon Tribes Use Mapping Technologies to Empower Cultural Stewardship of Ancestral Lands

Changing Planet<p>I first started working in South America 20 years ago. Without much outdoor experience, survival skills or even a passport, I made plans to explore the remote and virtually unexplored jungles of Guyana. Not only had I never left the U.S., I had never even been camping. Not even as a …

Sign the Petition

Western Michigan University has taken steps to downsize and possibly dissolve its award-winning Department of Anthropology. Currently, the department …

To Solve the Riddle of North Korea, a Scholar Collects Its Garbage

Toshio Miyatsuka finds clues about country’s secretive culture in its clutter<p>By<p>Alexander Martin<p>Alexander Martin<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@AlexktMartin<p>Google+<p>alexander.martin@wsj.com<p>KOFU, Japan—Toshio Miyatsuka’s office is cluttered with pots, toys, packs of cigarettes and women’s underwear. …

North Korea

Destruction of historical monuments by Isis to be treated as war crime in landmark case

Earlier this month, the International Criminal Court in the Hague made history by initiating proceeding in the first case of cultural destruction as …

Business Anthropology

Traditional market research and connection tools only take insight so far. To build a real bridge for innovation and new product efforts, new …

Ethnography

8 Awesome Anthropologists Advancing Public Outreach

It’s International Women’s Day, and I’ve seen an abundance of posts about the amazing pioneers in my field of anthropology. One that sticks out for many people is Margaret Mead, an all-around awesome anthropologist known for her research, museum work, policy creation, and public outreach in the …

Hearing the Lost Sounds of Antiquity

What started as a quest to map the sophisticated acoustics of ancient churches could end up preserving and replicating forgotten noises from across the planet.<p>History is mostly silent to us now.<p>Thousands of years of human stories have been told in paintings, and sculptures, and sheet music, and …

Archaeology

The Anthropology of Trump: Myth, Illusion and Celebrity Culture

Yesterday, millions of American voters cast presidential primary ballots on Super Tuesday. In a political season that has confounded political pundits whose judgment has been consistently flawed, Donald Trump, as was expected, had a big night, pushing ever closer to the Republican presidential …

Folk Art Relics from the Golden Age of America's Secret Societies

A strange visual language developed from the 18th to the 20th century behind the closed doors of American secret societies. It’s a languae made up of …

Scans of ancient sites displayed at Stirling University

<b>Laser scans of Neolithic chambered tombs, Bronze Age burial cairns and Iron Age hill forts have been put on display in a new exhibition.</b><p>The images were taken by archaeologists in surveys of sites across Scotland.<p>The sites include the remains of an ancient fort at Mither Tap on Bennachie in …

Archaeology

An Unexpected Technique Brings Artifacts to Life

Light painting is a tricky photographic technique. You may have seen images that use light painting to write someone’s name in the dark or illuminate a campsite, but it has many uses and can come in handy in tough situations, such as on an archaeological dig. On a recent assignment to the …

But what about the collaborations? Going forward after an allegation of sexual misconduct

<i>Today’s post is a follow-up to a recent post by Dr. Rebecca Rogers Ackermann, a Biological Anthropologist at the University of Cape Town. You can</i> …

African Culture

Cultural evolution and the Anthropocene

Erle Ellis, both in this Social Evolution Forum article and his monograph (Ellis, 2015), impressively synthesises ideas regarding cultural evolution, …

Virtual fossils revolutionise the study of human evolution – Doug Boyer

‘Seeing is believing’, as the saying goes, and so empirical data are the lifeblood of science and the scientific method. Science progresses by …

Guest commentary: Faculty tenure ensures freedom to advance knowledge

<b>Editor's note</b>: <i>This is one in a series of commentaries on topics involving higher education.</i><p>Buried in the controversy over who should appoint Antonin …

Higher Education

Sacred Native American Lands Could Become Nuclear Waste Dump

During the 1970s and 80s, a large movement of antinuclear and anti-war activists protested the growing acceptance of nuclear power and the …

This Crowdsourcing Platform Will Turn Users Into Space Archaeologists

Using satellite image technology, space archaeologist Sarah Parcak has located 3100 ancient settlements, 17 potential Egyptian pyramids, and 1000 …

Bagan ban: Myanmar stops tourists scaling prized pagodas

YANGON, Myanmar - Visitors to Myanmar's ancient capital Bagan will no longer be able to climb the venerated pagodas for a view of the country's most …

The Race to Save Syria's Archaeological Treasures

We tread carefully, as if tiptoeing around the scene of a crime, through a series of beautiful arches into the narrow alleys of the ancient Souk …

Archaeology

Residents resent ongoing demolition of ancient temple

Residents resent ongoing demolition of ancient temple<p>Listen<p>PESHAWAR: The residents of a mohalla sited in the heart of old part of the city have …

Defiance with a Purpose: Two Determined Artists Scan a 3,300 Year-Old Nefertiti Bust & Share 3D Files with the World

Truly understanding ancient Egypt is a never-ending source of challenge and fascination, not only for archaeologists, but for people around the …

How to reconstruct the face of an extinct human ancestor

Cícero Moraes is adding new portraits to the human family album. The 3-D designer based in Sinop, Brazil, has digitally reconstructed the faces of …

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Why Do We Teach Girls That It’s Cute to Be Scared?

I WAS one of the first women in the San Francisco Fire Department. For more than a dozen years, I worked on a busy rig in a tough neighborhood where rundown houses caught fire easily and gangs fought with machetes and .22s. I’ve pulled a bloated body from the bay, performed CPR on a baby and …