Marshall Islands Wave Charts
Charts constructed of carefully bound sticks served as memory aids, allowing sailors of the Marshall Islands to navigate between the islands by feel.
Halloween: A Mystic and Eerie Significance
Despite the prevalence of tricks and spooky spirits in earlier years, the American commercial holiday didn’t develop until the middle of the twentieth century.
The Colonization of the Ayahuasca Experience
“If someone is from the Amazon,” says Evgenia Fotiou, an anthropologist who studies Western ayahuasca usage, “they bring some legitimacy” to an ayahuasca ritual.
Caregiving, Gender, and Power in Papua New Guinea
Among the Murik people, mothering isn't something that comes "naturally" to women who give birth; it's a form of power.
Sealed In A Dome For Science
NASA volunteers are experimenting with long-term isolation in a dome in preparation for long space flights.
Poor Kids, Social Mobility, and Their Contexts
A different angle on the issue of poor kids in America and abroad in an issue of Ethos
The Origins of Halloween
Halloween history and ethnography.