Ancestors

7.27.18

Our Ancient Ancestors Would Crush Us in a Fitness Competition

We’ve evolved into a bunch of out of shape weaklings.

5.14.18

Tomi Lahren Got Owned with a History Lesson About Her Immigrant Ancestors

Turns out her forebears were a lot like the people she wants to keep out of the US.

3.1.18

Two Afro-Futurists on Using Art as a Portal to Another Time

Oakland artist Yetunde Olagbaju reunites with her childhood mentor, Ta-coumba Aiken, for a conversation about how ideas of time travel and ancestral lineage shape their work.

10.6.16

Geological Sports, the GoatMan, and South African Photo-Therapy| Culture Beat Episode 4

From NYC to South Africa, we explore the best in art on Culture Beat.

9.22.16

DNA Tests Prove Aboriginal Australians Are the World's Oldest-Living Culture

The genetic study helps show that the ancestors of today's aboriginals came here about 58,000 years ago.

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9.10.15

Here’s How You Reconstruct a 1.9-Million-Year-Old Face

Paleoartist John Gurche stokes imagination by bringing our ancestors to life

8.25.15

We Talked to the Artist Burning Sex Toys for Ghosts

"I would be so thankful to know that someone was burning me sex toys after I die!"

8.17.15

Shooting the Aura of the Australian Outback

Tim Hillier's photos of the Outback shot from single-engine planes paint the landscape with rainbows.

9.29.14

Tana Toraja Villagers Take Tomb Sweeping to a Morbid Extreme

The Tana Toraja regency on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has an unusual death ritual: Every few years, families reunite to exhume the bodies of their deceased relatives, clean up the inside of their coffins, and sometimes give their ancestors a...