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.


October 1, 2014
“Whether you add it to your tea or use it to sweeten a bowl of oatmeal, honey is a tasty addition to a number of recipes. But have you ever consumed half a liter of raw honey, straight? Neither had Yale anthropologist Brian Wood, until he started living with the Hadza…” Read the full article... Read more
September 27, 2014
The poster below provides details about two special issues of the Journal of Peasant Studies just now out. These issues are co-edited by K. Sivaramakrishnan and James Scott and are based on the Food Sovereignty Conference held at Yale in September 2013 and co-organized by the Program in Agrarian... Read more
September 24, 2014
Background: The health problems associated with rapidly changing lifestyles in indigenous populations, e.g. cardiovascular disease, are becoming a public health concern. Aim: The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and analyse the metabolic conditions that... Read more
September 20, 2014
Erin Burke is the primary investigator of the Gay Fathers Project, a study that seeks to answer how and why paternal care evolved in our species. She will accomplish this by measuring how men respond to the role of fatherhood through changes in hormone levels.  See the GSAS newsletter here.