Elizabeth Weiss

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).

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

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

Jennifer Raff’s Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas was published with much fanfare in February, garnering a rave New York Times review. And as of this writing, it is listed as one of the top 10 books about genetics on Amazon. The success reflects the fact that the

Elizabeth Weiss
Elizabeth Weiss
13 min read
History
The Problem of Sex Discrimination in Indigenous Archaeology

The Problem of Sex Discrimination in Indigenous Archaeology

In January, as reporters were celebrating 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 toil away in my own fields of endeavor: anthropology and archaeology. This discrimination

Elizabeth Weiss
Elizabeth Weiss
7 min read
Anthropology