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 22, 2014
We congratulate Professor Sara Shneiderman on her newly awarded Wenner-Gren Grant for ”Restructuring Life: Citizenship, Territory, and Religiosity in Nepal’s Transformation”. To learn more about Professor Shneiderman’s research, you can access her research page by clicking here.
October 21, 2014
Congratulations to graduate student Jacob Rinck for being awarded the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies’ Dor Bahadur Bista Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper. Click here for more information about the award.
October 18, 2014
The new paper, published in the American Journal of Human Biology, assesses changes in the diurnal rhythm of cortisol with age among the Ache, an indigenous population of hunter-gatherers in eastern Paraguay. This research contributes to a growing body of knowledge on the evolution of aging, and... Read more
October 17, 2014
“Observations of Hadza men foraging out of camp and sharing food in camp show that men seeking to maximize the flow of calories to their families should pursue large game, and that hunting large game does not pose a collective action problem. These data also show that Hadza men frequently pursued... Read more
October 15, 2014
Sarah (Sayd) Randle, a student in the combined PhD program in Anthropology and Forestry & Environmental Studies, co-supervised by Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan and Karen Hebert, has just been awarded a grant by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological research, to support her... Read more