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 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.
January 24, 2015
“Using an entirely new conceptual vocabulary through which to understand men’s experiences and expectations at the dawn of the twenty-first century, this path-breaking volume focuses on fatherhood around the globe, including transformations in fathering, fatherhood, and family life. It includes new... Read more
January 21, 2015
“Even though there is great diversity in the organization of human societies, we all fall in love. Many of us maintain long relationships with the person we love romantically—or, as biologists state it, establish pair bonds—and together we form families and raise children, albeit with different... Read more
January 19, 2015
“Earth’s earliest primates have taken a step up in the world, now that researchers have gotten a good look at their ankles.   A new study has found that Purgatorius, a small mammal that lived on a diet of fruit and insects, was a tree dweller. Paleontologists made the discovery by analyzing 65-... Read more