Repatriation and Erasing the Past

Engaging a current controversy important to archaeologists and indigenous communities, Repatriation and Erasing the Past takes a critical look at laws that mandate the return of human remains from museums and laboratories to ancestral burial grounds. Anthropologist Elizabeth Weiss and attorney James Springer offer scientific and legal perspectives on the way repatriation laws impact research. Weiss discusses … Continue reading Repatriation and Erasing the Past

Human Variation: More Than Skin Deep

Written by Elizabeth Weiss, author of Reading the Bones: Activity, Biology, and Culture.   I love bones. My appreciation of the beauty of skeletal anatomy started at a very young age. As a child, my favorite toys were anatomical models that I had to build up like a 3-dimensional puzzle. One involved putting together an … Continue reading Human Variation: More Than Skin Deep

Reading the Bones

“This is the first volume to take such a comprehensive approach to this timely subject. It will make a wonderful reference book for those working on reconstructing past lifeways.”—Marie E. Danforth, University of Southern Mississippi “Provides key information on the underlying biology of activity patterns and abundant perspectives on the relevant literature. Reading the Bones will … Continue reading Reading the Bones