I’m Roger Atwood.
I write about art, archaeology and culture for a wide variety of publications, often from Latin America or the Middle East. I’m a Contributing Editor for Archaeology magazine and a Correspondent for ARTnews. Welcome to my homepage - it’s about the only place I stand still.
Easter Island feels like another planet, and to its first Polynesian settlers, it really was another planet, in a sense. Another stray rock in the cosmos. Click right after the last word in the excerpt below to read my story in the TLS.
ArchaeologyVikings in Ireland, March/April 2015
Tomb of the Vulture Lord, September/October 2013
Mystery Circles of the Andes: Letter from Peru, September/October 2007
ARTnewsSerious Fun: Ernesto Neto & the Realm of the Senses, April 2012
Britain's Curator of Garbage: Mike Nelson, April 2011
Making Color 3D: Carlos Cruz-Diez and the Venezuelan Kinetic (PDF Format), November 2010
The Boston Globe'Cézanne: A Life' , December 7, 2012
On Joseph Grimaldi, December 31, 2010
El FaroEl Cuchillo Peludo: Arte Contemporáneo en El Salvador, January 5, 2016
Joya de Cerén, Aldea Maya, September 30, 2013
Latin American Research ReviewGringo Iracundo: Roque Dalton and His Father, Spring 2011 (Vol. 46, No. 1)
Gringo Iracundo: Roque Dalton and His Father, Resumen en español
The Massachusetts ReviewSearching for a Head in Nigeria, Autumn 2014
Mother JonesEl Salvador's Quiet Revolution, March 16, 2009
El Salvador's Left Turn?, March 11, 2009
National GeographicAfghanistan's Hidden Treasures, June 2008
The New York TimesTo Catch a Looter, October 13, 2009
Scientific AmericanThe Story of the Iraq Museum, August 2005
The Washington PostAmid War's Looted Art, April 18, 2009
Fool's Gold, November 16, 2008
The Times Literary SupplementPast Glories: On Mario Vargas Llosa, November 16, 2012