Faded Paint and Yellowed Photos: On, Image, Inspiration, and Memory with Javier Urcid

How does a camera and a deep sense of curiosity lead to a lifetime of archaeological research on ancient peoples, their symbols, art, and writing? Ryan and Aneil are joinedContinue readingFaded Paint and Yellowed Photos: On, Image, Inspiration, and Memory with Javier Urcid

Exploring Boundaries: From Access to Female Sexworkers to the Question of Research

When designing a research project, a researcher’s initial plans are often interrupted by what data we actually can access. Whether negotiating political structures, cultural taboos, necessary permissions, or the logisticsContinue readingExploring Boundaries: From Access to Female Sexworkers to the Question of Research

Happy #WorldAnthropologyDay! Celebrate with these great episodes! #WorldAnthroDay

Happy World Anthropology Day! To celebrate #WorldAnthropologyDay we here at TaL have curated some of our favorite past episodes covering how we approach anthropology and where we see the disciplineContinue readingHappy #WorldAnthropologyDay! Celebrate with these great episodes! #WorldAnthroDay

History, Power, and a Mapuche Bible: A Shaman’s Story with Ana Mariella Bacigalupo

Join TAL’s Aneil Tripathy and Ryan Collins as they interview Ana Mariella Bacigalupo of SUNY Buffalo. Ana’s discussion of her research on Mapuche shamans takes us on an exciting journey,Continue readingHistory, Power, and a Mapuche Bible: A Shaman’s Story with Ana Mariella Bacigalupo

The Thrill of Discovery

Whether exploring a ruined tomb by torchlight, submerging to great depths in search of lost ships, or sending lone robot emissaries to search the stars, human experience is shaped byContinue readingThe Thrill of Discovery