Anthropology

Archaeological Find Puts Humans in North America 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought
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New evidence suggests human presence in a Yukon cave during the last ice age 24,000 years ago.

Book Review: An Intimate Wilderness
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In his memoir, Norman Hallendy recounts his journeys—spanning almost 50 years—with the people and landscape of Canada’s Arctic.

The Secret Language of Salmon Skin Coats
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From keeping one dry to securing a life partner, these ancient garments served many purposes.

Return of the Mummers
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The people of Newfoundland and Labrador revive an eccentric tradition that’s part Christmas, part Halloween, to celebrate the holidays.

An Act of Forgiveness Fuels a Fight in the Arctic
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Greenpeace and movie stars mend fences with a Nunavut hamlet as it heads to the Canadian Supreme Court.

The 6,000-Year-Old Village
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Traditional knowledge meets Western science on the central coast of British Columbia. 

New Research Offers a Wider View on Indigenous North American Whaling
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Additional early North American societies may have been whale hunters, not just scavengers. 

Book Review: Finding Franklin
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Teasing the fate of Sir John Franklin’s expedition from the frozen Arctic has been an obsession of searchers since 1854.

Godzilla’s Island Origin
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Cinema’s classic coastal creature invades North America for an eight-day rampage.

A Burning Problem For Mangroves
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In Madagascar’s Bay of Assassins, villagers balance mangrove use and conservation. How much longer can they do it?

The Collateral Damage of Yankee Whaling
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New research shows that 100,000 dead whales were just the tip of the iceberg. 

Earthquakes’ Ecological Aftershock
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The coastal Klallam people had to adapt to an altered ecosystem in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami.

Two Sides of One Mask
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A painted wooden clam mask celebrates the home and history of the Heiltsuk First Nation.

Harvesting in the Park
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In Alaska and beyond, new rules are letting indigenous tribes reclaim some use of US national parks for traditional gathering. 

Little Boats Made of Driftwood and Sealskin
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Building small-scale replicas may have been a way for Aleutian boatbuilders to pass on skills. It also preserved history in miniature.

Ticked Off on Martha’s Vineyard
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Forget rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, you’re more likely to get Lyme disease on the island.

The Little Man Who Soared
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On Haida Gwaii, indigenous artists carved portraits of the strange newcomers who landed on their shores.

Beach Blanket Bloodbaths
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What is summer without movies about the horrors of coastal living?

The Defenders of Muscle Beach
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Some beaches have mussels. This one has muscles. 

Old Coast, New Coast: Rio de Janeiro
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Botafogo Bay, a cornerstone of Rio since early colonial days, still looks lovely on the surface. The lead up to the 2016 Summer Olympics, however...

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