The Origins of the American Revolution

George Washington Crossing the Delaware, by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (1851) / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York      By (left-to-right) Dr. Michael D. Hattem, Dr. Jessica M. Parr, and Dr. Mark Boonshoft / 08.14.2017 Hattem: PhD Candidate in Early American History, Yale University Parr: Historian of the Early Modern British Atlantic Boonshoft: Assistant Professor of[…]

Memory and Enshrining Writing: Rethinking the Ethnocentrism Embedded in Written vs. Oral Traditions

A protester faces soldiers near the Pentagon on October 21, 1967. Credit Marc Riboud/Magnum Photos By Elizabeth Eklund Instructor in Anthropology University of Arizona Author’s Note: The following essay is a call for further research, rather than a summary of all the available research on the topic. There is a need for both anthropologists and archaeologists[…]

Two Million Years of Human Stories

Every object in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology tells not just one but many stories. The Museum’s collections chronicle two million years of human history, revealing the diversity of human life over millennia and the ongoing dynamism of world cultures in the present. Many individual artefacts reflect histories and cultures that are contested. 10.12.2017[…]