The Slaughter of Elk at Yellowstone National Park
August 18, 2021
And how it changed Park Service policy.
A Holy Trinity in Ancient Egypt
August 26, 2021
The ancient Mediterranean was full of religious expression, and Kemetic culture's concept of a divine family influenced early Christians.
Erasing Women from Science? There’s a Name for That
March 20, 2021
Countless women scientists have have been shunted to the footnotes, with credit for their work going to male colleagues. This is called the Matilda Effect.
The Archaeological Mystery of Tel Kedesh
July 16, 2021
Was a well-preserved set of game pieces and other childhood items buried by a young woman before she got married?
Ernest Hemingway and Gender Fluidity
April 17, 2021
Despite his reputation for hypermasculinity, the author was fascinated by different forms of gender expression.
Semiconductor Shortages End an Era of Globalization
April 8, 2021
Our security studies columnist on leanness, supply chains, and resilience in a post-pandemic world.
Why Does the Bible Forbid Tattoos?
January 2, 2021
And have we been misinterpreting Leviticus?
What Happened to Peanut Butter and Jelly?
July 8, 2021
The rise and fall of the iconic sandwich has paralleled changes in Americans' economic conditions.
Who Killed the Recumbent Bicycle?
May 18, 2021
How a dominant technology became viewed as the only option, with no need for better-designed competitors.
Slave Collars in Ancient Rome
June 24, 2021
The objects purported to speak for the wearer: "Hold me! I have run away."
How the Gender Binary Limits Archaeological Study
March 22, 2021
One case study demonstrates how contemporary assumptions about gender in ancient societies risk obscuring the larger picture.
Victorian Knitting Manuals Collection
May 6, 2021
The first manuals for knitting were printed in the 1830s. Those interested in the history of knitting will find them a rich primary source for research.
The Hardworking Dogs of Medieval Europe
April 15, 2021
Not everyone can be a pampered pooch.
Is Star Wars Cultural Appropriation?
October 7, 2021
Orientalism is alive and well in the wildly popular franchise, argues one scholar.
The Bayonet: What’s the Point?
June 7, 2021
According to one scholar, the military sees training in this obsolete weapon as helpful on the modern battlefield.