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Category Archives: humankind
The most recent post at Cultural Heritage in Danger reminds us of the ongoing threats to exposed and unprotected cultural heritage sites in the United States and abroad. In this case, rock art sites in Nevada and Arizona have been planned targets … Continue reading
Sometimes, when you think you’ve seen every commemorative statue and memorial in your town, you find another one hiding under the rug — or in this case, prominently displayed in a public space. Here’s a piece of local history and … Continue reading
The all-too-popular myth of “lost” tribes of humans is an enchanting one. When in recent years the chance discovery of one of these mysterious indigenous groups actually becomes a reality, news stories have been keen to capture the anthropological significance and … Continue reading
What does it mean to be human and alive? This is the fundamental question posed by renowned Canadian anthropologist Wade Davis in his January 13, 2010, SALT lecture, “The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World.” There are some … Continue reading
Last week, several major news sources reported on the passing of Boa Sr, the only surviving member of the Bo tribe of the Andaman islands and the last speaker of the group’s native language. To be sure, the loss of human … Continue reading
Hello world, and welcome to Culture in Peril! This blog serves as your source of the most up-to-date information and news about humankind’s shared cultural heritage. Culture in Peril will point followers towards the latest reports of heritage issues ongoing … Continue reading