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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.

News

March 6, 2015
“Human sacrifice in ancient Mesoamerica was strongly linked with ritual behaviour and mythical beliefs. Yet it is rarely possible to explain the mythical associations of archaeological deposits derived from human sacrifice. In this article, we integrate archaeological, taphonomic and isotopic... Read more
March 4, 2015
Congratulations to Professor Catherine Panter-Brick, on being awarded funding for a project evaluation involving Syrian refugee youth in Jordan, in partnership with Mercy Corps and the Jordanian NGO Taghyeer.  The grant was awarded from Save The Children, for Research in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC)... Read more
March 3, 2015
Congratulations to our own Dame Alison Richard on being named a Von der Heyden Fellow at Duke University. The Von der Heyden Fellows program was founded to bring prominent international decision-makers in business, government, public life, academics, and law for a sustained engagement with the Duke... Read more
February 23, 2015
This talk will be held on Friday, February 27th at 12pm in ESC Room 110. A light lunch will be served. The poster for the talk is reproduced below:
February 23, 2015
This talk is part of the opening for a new exhibit in the East Asian Reading Room of the Sterling Memorial Library titled “Henry C. Fenn: American Chinese Language Authority & Early Western Traveler to China”. The poster for the talk is below: