Elizabeth Weiss

Elizabeth Weiss is Professor of Anthropology at San José State University. Her books include "Repatriation and Erasing the Past" (2020) and "Reading the Bones: Activity, Biology, and Culture" (2017).

Indigenous Activists Are Targeting My Research. My Own University Is Helping Them

Academics who study ancient Paleoindian populations are increasingly being denied access to skeletons, artifacts, and even old x-rays and research reports. We need to start fighting back

Elizabeth Weiss
Elizabeth Weiss
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Jennifer Raff’s ‘Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas’—A Review

Jennifer Raff’s Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas [https://www.amazon.com/Origin-Genetic-Americas-Jennifer-Raff/dp/1538749718/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=] was published with much fanfare in February, garnering a rave New York Times review [https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/08/books/review/A-Genetic-History-of-the-Americas-By-Jennifer-Raff.

Elizabeth Weiss
Elizabeth Weiss
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The Problem of Sex Discrimination in Indigenous Archaeology

In January, as reporters were celebrating [https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/07/arts/television/amy-schneider-jeopardy.html?smid=url-share] the first woman—and also the first transgender person—to win more than a million dollars on Jeopardy!, I was reading up on the discrimination still faced by biological women who

Elizabeth Weiss
Elizabeth Weiss
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