Counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s: Politics in a Fractured Society

As people lost hope of reuniting as a society with common interests and goals, many focused on issues of significance to the subgroups to which they belonged. Hippies and the Counterculture In the late 1960s and early 1970s, many young people came to embrace a new wave of cultural dissent. The counterculture offered an alternative[…]

Keeping Indigenous Cultures Alive with Living Museums

In Namibia, San people are finding ways to adapt to modern life whilst keeping their culture and connection to ancestors alive. By Ludovica Iaccino Introduction The scorching sun illuminates the golden rocks scattered across the Erongo region, in central-western Namibia. Yellow mountains, typical of this area, envelope a small, fictional village that attracts plenty of[…]

Native American Archaeology in the Nation’s Capital

At the time Europeans first began exploring the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River region, three Native confederacies had come to power. By Cecily Hilleary During his time in the White House, Former President Gerald Ford decided to build an outdoor swimming pool. National Park Service archaeologists examined the site of the dig, which is standard[…]

Medical Knowledge in the Early Medieval Period

Examining popular medical texts and their circulation before 1200. Introduction How did early medieval people treat illnesses and injuries? In general, medical texts from the period of 700–1200 are relatively rare. Most remedies for curing ailments were probably not written down, but passed orally from person to person and family to family. Many people were[…]