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 4, 2015
Is Early Childhood Development a Pathway to Peace? Yale’s interdisciplinary team – including Catherine Panter-Brick from Anthropology and Jim Leckman from the Child Study Center – go to UNICEF on October 6th to debate the role of Early Child Development programs in promoting peace and reducing... Read more
September 25, 2015
Dr. Andrew Hill, preeminent paleoanthropologist and beloved professor, mentor, and friend, passed away from cancer on September 12, 2015, at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Sally McBrearty, his brother, Stewart Hill, and his mother, May Hill. A native of England, Andrew was trained... Read more
September 10, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Professor Marcia Inhorn is the recipient of the 2015 Robert B Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology. The Robert B Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology was established in 1998. This is an annual prize given... Read more
September 10, 2015
This article, based on ethnographic and archival research in the northeastern parklands of the Central African Republic (CAR), explores the area’s history of armed conservation. Critical scholarly accounts of armed conservation practices and projects often starkly contrast the people involved in... Read more