Three new books tackle the ethical dilemmas of ethnographers who immerse themselves in other cultures.
Category Archives: Archaeology and Anthropology
A museum wasn’t sure whose head it had put on display. That’s when the F.B.I.’s forensic scientists were called in to crack the agency’s oldest case.
A second-century domus, or house, with at least 14 rooms and a fountain is the latest discovery to emerge during the construction of a new subway line.
The unique, life-size relief sculptures of humped creatures and other beasts of burden are about 2,000 years old, but little is known about their origins.
“First Sculpture” argues that our Stone Age ancestors created these objects not merely as tools, but as art. Can we ever really know for sure? The uncertainty is part of the pleasure of this show.
A new exhibition at the Madre contemporary art museum puts rarely seen ruins from Pompeii in contemporary confines.
Lebanon says the ancient sculpture, which dates from roughly 360 B.C., was looted and should be returned, but the owners say they have good title.
In his new book, James Suzman writes about the Bushmen hunter-gatherers and what they have taught him about how the modern world lives.
The remains, which are thought to be more than 1,500 years old, were discovered at a funerary site being excavated by students from Cairo University.
“Mummies,” an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, uses technology to get a better understanding of ancient Peruvians and Egyptians.