Yale University’s Department of Anthropology was officially founded in 1937 and traces its origins of research and teaching to work done within the Peabody Museum of Natural History (1866) and the Institute of Human Relations (1928). The Department is home to over 30 faculty and nearly 120 graduate students and undergraduate majors.


January 29, 2015
“The Yale InterAsia Initiative’s promotion of collaborative research, scholarly networking, and public policy connections across Asia has been recognized by the Carnegie Corporation of New York with a renewal grant of $500,000. The Carnegie Corporation launched the initiative in 2012 with an... Read more
January 28, 2015
The new article, published in Ancient Mesoamerica, discusses “the emergence of regional hierarchy around the site of Uci in the northwest Yucatan, Mexico”, and how “ordinary people affect power relations” (Hutson and Welch 2014: 421).   “This paper presents the first systematic settlement pattern... Read more
January 26, 2015
Due to inclement weather, the Anthropology reception is now being held on February 10th, 2015, from 5-6pm. The event is a Welcome Reception for ALL majors. This event will be held at 10 Sachem Street, in Room 105. Please join us to welcome our new Chair, Professor Anne Underhill, share ideas for... Read more
January 24, 2015
More information about Professor Brian Wood’s research can be found at his faculty page. Click here to access the list of recent grantees at the Leakey Foundation.