Archaeology for the Next Generation

The Society of Black Archaeologists (SBA), founded in 2011, represents the only professional organization that focuses on specifically addressing the concerns of black archaeologists and, more generally, scholars of African descent across the diaspora. Today, the exact number of African Americans employed as archaeologists in America is unknown. Our best estimates can be gleaned from […]

About a Boy and a Wig Curler

Dress is personal, symbolic, and multifaceted; it is tied to taste, emulation, production, and consumption. How one covers and adorns the body is a powerful statement of political and personal identities.

Animating Resistance

Anthropology as Public Pedagogy On January 25, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum pushing forward construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The action sparked a new wave of protests across the nation in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies, who vowed to continue in the struggle to protect their homeland from contamination. […]

Clovis in Space, Kennewick for Sale

Archaeologists often find themselves navigating through potentially contentious issues, especially appropriation or commercialization. Recently, the sending of a Clovis point into space and selling replica skulls of The Ancient One, more popularly known as Kennewick Man, have brought these issues to the fore. [pquote]Issues such as a putting a Clovis point in space and selling […]