Robin Beck, professor of anthropology and interim director and curator of Eastern North American archaeology, was recently featured in the article, "Archaeology society spars over publishing photos of Indigenous burial offerings," by Lizzie Wade and published by Science on October 18, 2023.

"As editor-elect of the journal Southeastern Archaeology, Rob Beck helped choose a cover photo for the penultimate issue of 2020. It showed about 20 ceramic vessels, some painted with colorful patterns. They had been excavated in the early 1900s from the Crystal River Archaeological State Park in Florida, home to some of the region’s oldest ancient Indigenous earthworks.

But Beck, an archaeologist at the University of Michigan, came to regret his choice...."