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Analysis of ancient DNA is revolutionizing our understanding of the deep past. Now new work is illuminating the paths of Central and South Asian populations — and revealing the origins of Indo-European languages.

A cattle rancher put it to me bluntly a few years ago: “You all tell me not to deforest. It’s...

"They're capable of expressing so much … they're really good communicators," said Ronnie Steinitz, a doctoral student in the Integrative Anthropological Sciences program at the UCSB.  


  • Bark stand of Taharqa in the Great Temple of Amun at Gebel Barkal

The origin of the second Kingdom of Kush (c. 850 BCE to 350 CE) has been the subject of much...

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Specializing in indigenous studies, gender & sexuality, race & racism, development,...

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