An archaeologist considers what farming simulators reveal about humanity’s ancient and evolving relationship with agriculture.
An anthropologist who migrated from India to the U.K. illustrates how fellow migrants from India maintain cultural heritage through food.
An anthropologist explains the evolutionary origins of why so many people seem practically programmed to love sugar.
An archaeologist explains how studies of ancient DNA and objects show that expansive migrations led to notable diversity in medieval Britain.
An archaeologist uses climate data and tailoring tools to trace the origins and evolution of Paleolithic clothing in colder climates.
In a new book, Growing Up Human, a bioarchaeologist chronicles the most surprising evolutionary adaptations of babies and parents.
An archaeologist examines zinc levels in bones to explore if the carnivorous diets of Neanderthals contributed to their extinction.
An evolutionary anthropologist argues that Paleolithic diets were more varied than people think based on research with the Hadza of Tanzania.
One anthropologist has made it her mission to remove racial prejudices from the study of hair and find the evolutionary roots of hair diversity.
In an excerpt from The Moving City, an anthropologist explores how the Delhi Metro has reshaped social relations in India’s capital.
A contributor to a special series argues that decolonizing anthropology would require the dismantling of existing global power structures.
An anthropologist explores whether Lebanese turning to solar power is a story of resilience, environmental triumph, or something else.
Using math, a paleoanthropologist explains what fossilized human teeth can tell us about how brains have developed in utero for millennia.
Linguistic anthropologists are digging into evolution of the West African Vai script for insights into human cognition and society.
Researchers in artificial intelligence have made strides in mimicking language—but they still can’t capture what truly makes it human.
Experts debate whether Neanderthals created art. A paleoanthropologist explores the evidence and the sources of people’s skepticism.
An anthropologist traces the origins and world travels of one of his favorite kinds of plants: chili peppers.
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