Anthropology

Death of a Modern Wolf
Features

Once feared, vilified, and exterminated, the wolves of Vancouver Island face an entirely different threat: our fascination, our presence, and our...

From Prejudice to Pride
Features

In the 20th century, Japanese anthropologists and officials tried to hide the existence of the Indigenous Ainu. Then the Ainu fought back like...

The American Museum of the Alive and Well
Article - Short

Northwest coast First Nations are helping the American Museum of Natural History breathe life into an antiquated exhibit.

Shellfish Diplomacy
Article - Short

By trading shellfish for water rights, two ancient Peruvian cultures seem to have avoided war.

One Man’s Junk
Video

For 40 years, John has been collecting our garbage off the beach. Here’s where you can visit it.

Nostalgia and Peace on the Ocean
Video

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s short stretch of seaside refuge has outsized value.

Did Climate Change Bring Down Late Bronze Age Civilizations?
Article - Short

Marine archaeologists excavating the eastern Mediterranean are learning how the Bronze Age Mycenaean, Egyptian, and Anatolian Empires fell.

Reimagining the History of Human Migration With a 65,000-Year-Old Find
Article - Short

An ax and some sparkly paint could change the ancient human travelogue.

Homo Sapiens Just Got Older—Way, Way Older
Article - Short

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
Article - Short

Secular and religious Indians are butting heads over the origin of an important shoal.

Land Food Versus Seafood
Article - Short

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
Article - Short

The fishing rights of Olympic Peninsula tribes hinge on solving the identity of Cape Flattery’s fur seals. 

Book Review: Iep Jāltok
Article - Short

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.

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