Anthropology

How the Little Ice Age Changed Hunting

Anthropology

How the Little Ice Age Changed Hunting

For most folks, the term “ice age” conjures images of wooly mammoths, prehistoric hunter-gatherers, and maybe that animated Disney movie with the sloth and the squirrel. But there’s been more than one ice age in our planet’s history, and the most recent one ended within the lifetimes of our great...
Jordan Sillars Aug 31, 2021
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Fact Checker: Was Meriwether Lewis Murdered?

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Fact Checker: Was Meriwether Lewis Murdered?

Myths, lies and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bull, 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 factchecker...
Spencer Neuharth Jul 1, 2021
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Fact Checker: Are There Dinosaur Fossils on the Moon?

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Fact Checker: Are There Dinosaur Fossils on the Moon?

Myths, lies and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bull, 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 factchecker...
Spencer Neuharth Jun 17, 2021
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Archaeology Explained: Can I Pick Up that Arrowhead?

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Archaeology Explained: Can I Pick Up that Arrowhead?

Whether you hunt tilled ag fields or Western sage steppe, chances are you’ve encountered an arrowhead, an old bottle, or another trace of a bygone era of human history afield. “Arrowhead hunting” and collecting other kinds of artifacts is a popular pastime for many. However, there are lots of legal...
Liz Lynch Jun 15, 2021
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Bar Room Banter: The Navy’s ‘Attack Dolphins’

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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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