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.


June 21, 2015
“Easy access to electricity and artificial light triggers a measurable reduction in human sleep, according to a new study of hunter-gatherer communities in Argentina. Researchers studied two groups of Toba/Qom hunter-gatherers indigenous to the Chaco region of northeastern Argentina. The... Read more
June 16, 2015
In honor of Father’s Day we were curious to find out, just how come so many Yale anthropologists research fatherhood? In a set of interviews, we ask five experts and explore the different questions anthropology has on the evolution, health, and culture of dads. Ben Finkel, a research... Read more
June 15, 2015
“The world’s finest fathers just might be covered with fur and live in the trees of Argentina. They’re owl monkeys, and a growing body of research indicates that males of the species do much of the nurturing, childrearing, and protecting of offspring. They should be at the top of any Fathers Day... Read more
June 6, 2015
Congratulations to Professor Catherine Panter-Brick on receiving a $463,356 grant from Save the Children and the Wellcome Trust to measure the health and well-being impacts of a scalable program of psychosocial intervention for Syrian refugee youth in Jordan. Professor Panter-Brick is a co-PI on... Read more