Anthropology

Bar Room Banter: The Navy’s ‘Attack Dolphins’

Anthropology

Bar Room Banter: The Navy’s ‘Attack Dolphins’

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, mix yourself a glass of something good, and take notes as we look at the most badass sea creatures in the world. Sex, drugs, and...
Stephen Klobucar Apr 5, 2021
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New Findings Challenge Hunter-Gatherer Gender Roles

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New Findings Challenge Hunter-Gatherer Gender Roles

Take a moment and imagine the world 9,000 years ago—escape the chaos of modern life and enter an untamed, archaic time. Now, travel to the arid Andes Mountains of Peru. You see a group of hunters stalking vicuña. They move together, communicate without a sound, their every step an analytical...
Maggie Hudlow Mar 16, 2021
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Did Davy Crockett Go Down Swinging?

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Did Davy Crockett Go Down Swinging?

David Crockett died violently March 6, 1836, at the Alamo after thousands of Mexican soldiers stormed the lightly defended fortress in San Antonio, Texas. And 185 years later, we’re still debating at least 185 versions of how Crockett died that bloody dawn. Americans have a favorite version. Walt...
Patrick Durkin Mar 10, 2021
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A Genre Revived: The New Age of Westerns

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A Genre Revived: The New Age of Westerns

The romance, freedom, danger, and violence of the Old West may always intrigue us. It’s much the same as how stories of chivalrous knights and war heroes throughout history captivate our imaginations—especially through fiction’s idealized lens. There was a time when America was absolutely obsessed...
David Maccar Mar 5, 2021
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Fact Checker: Did Explorer Peter Freuchen Save His Life with a Poop Chisel?

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Fact Checker: Did Explorer Peter Freuchen Save His Life with a Poop Chisel?

Myths, lies, and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bullsh*t, so we created this series to examine suspect yarns. If there’s a belief, rumor, or long-held assumption you’d like us to fact check, drop us a note at...
Spencer Neuharth Jan 12, 2021
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Bar Room Banter: The WWII Crocodile Massacre

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Bar Room Banter: The WWII Crocodile Massacre

There’s a difference between book smart and bar smart. You may not be book smart, but this series can make you seem educated and interesting from a barstool. So, belly up, mix yourself a glass of LMNT Recharge, and take notes as we look at the deadliest animal attack in modern history. Powered by...
Spencer Neuharth Dec 31, 2020
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What Does Bigfoot Eat?

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What Does Bigfoot Eat?

We don’t believe in Bigfoot at MeatEater, but we’re damn interested in him. To see if our crew of staunch skeptics could be swayed, we gathered the most respected Bigfoot authorities to answer our most pressing questions. This is part four of our eight-part series, Ask a Squatcher. I’ve always heard...
Spencer Neuharth Sep 25, 2020
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Stoning Grouse: A Traditional, Legal Conundrum

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Stoning Grouse: A Traditional, Legal Conundrum

Out West, one of the oldest traditions of big game hunting is harvesting the occasional grouse when hunting for antlered game is slow. You could say that grouse are an elk hunter’s consolation prize. Previously, I never thought much about how I went about killing those birds; I just used whatever...
Ben Long Sep 22, 2020
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Is Bigfoot Dangerous?

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Is Bigfoot Dangerous?

We don’t believe in Bigfoot at MeatEater, but we’re damn interested in him. To see if a crew of staunch skeptics could be swayed, we gathered the most respected Bigfoot authorities to answer our most pressing questions. This is part three of our eight-part series, Ask a Squatcher. An oft-debated...
Spencer Neuharth Sep 16, 2020
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Why Have Bigfoot Sightings Decreased?

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Why Have Bigfoot Sightings Decreased?

We don’t believe in Bigfoot at MeatEater, but we’re damn interested in him. To see if a crew of staunch skeptics could be swayed, we gathered the most respected Bigfoot authorities to answer our most pressing questions. This is part two of our eight-part series, Ask a Squatcher. According to a...
Spencer Neuharth Sep 9, 2020
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What’s the Best Evidence Bigfoot Exists?

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What’s the Best Evidence Bigfoot Exists?

We don’t believe in Bigfoot at MeatEater, but we’re damn interested in him. To see if a crew of staunch skeptics could be swayed, we gathered the most respected Bigfoot authorities to answer our most pressing questions. This is part one of our eight-part series, Ask a Squatcher. I don’t believe that...
Spencer Neuharth Sep 2, 2020
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