Anthropology

Homo Sapiens Just Got Older—Way, Way Older
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Bones found in Morocco place our lineage 100,000 years earlier and nowhere near where we thought.

God or Geology? The Genesis of Ram’s Bridge
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Secular and religious Indians are butting heads over the origin of an important shoal.

Land Food Versus Seafood
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The omegas battle it out in our budgets and our bodies.

The Gondola Maker
Video

Venice’s gondolas are sleek in style, specific in design, and steeped in history.

Pool-landia
Features

For 70 years, Iceland has kept afloat the idea that mandatory swimming lessons save lives, but the policy doesn’t hold water.

Biology Versus Bones: the Case of the Cape Flattery Fur Seal
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The fishing rights of Olympic Peninsula tribes hinge on solving the identity of Cape Flattery’s fur seals. 

Book Review: Iep Jāltok
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A poetry collection explores the stories of the Marshallese people and the fallout of the US military’s nuclear testing on the islands.

A Synagogue with a Floor of Sand
Features

Sand covering the sanctuary floor in a Curaçao synagogue muffles sound, but speaks volumes to the history of Judaism in the Caribbean.

The Unforgettable Pia Arke
Features

Ever heard of Arctic hysteria? Neither did this Danish-Greenlandic artist until 1995, and then she forever changed the way we view Arctic...

Ship Spotters
Video

In Felixstowe, a seaside town in England, watching container ships is a tradition, and a time for taking stock of life.

A Wall Worth Building: Making Clam Habitat Great Again
Video

On the Pacific Northwest coast, indigenous groups are reinvigorating the ancient practice of clam gardening.

People of the Sea Ice See Cracks Forming
Features

One of Canada’s more northerly communities reinvents its relationship with a thawing landscape.

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
Features

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
Features

Greenpeace and movie stars mend fences with a Nunavut hamlet as it heads to the Canadian Supreme Court.

The 6,000-Year-Old Village
Video

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.

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