Welcome to the second issue of Volume 3 of the Journal of World Anthropology. First we would like to extend our apologies to the contributors and readers for this issue’s tardiness. We have some interesting articles in this issue. Niccolo Caldararo has the lead article, which looks at modern economics in the context of social practices such as caching and magic. Luke Strongman has provided a fascinating paper comparing traditional Polynesian navigation techniques with those of the Europeans. The last contribution, Ezra Zubrow and Ted Banning, is a chess set with various archaeologists representing particular pieces, depending on their intellectual perspectives and the role they have played in the development of a school of archaeological thought.