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

Mate: The Drink Beyond a Drink w/ Guilherme Heiden

Mate (pronounced mah-tay), or more commonly known as yerba mate for English speakers, is an herbal tea drink native to parts of South America – Southern Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, andContinue readingMate: The Drink Beyond a Drink w/ Guilherme Heiden

Anthropology without Borders? Bringing the Study of People to the People

Join TAL as they explore the meaning and movements behind the buzz words that shape anthropology when it reaches beyond the classroom. Applied, Public, Design, and Open Anthropology. What areContinue readingAnthropology without Borders? Bringing the Study of People to the People

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

Return of the Ethnographers

Start your week off by tuning in to the TAL crew, the entire TAL crew, back from fieldwork (albeit briefly) as we talk about our experiences in ethnography, archaeology, and excessiveContinue readingReturn of the Ethnographers