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 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
October 12, 2014
Shifting Ground brings together a set of essays, based on new and original research on India’s environmental history, that report on human and animal mobility and interaction across the region during the last 1000 years.  Professor Sivaramakrishnan and his collaborator of many years, Dr.... Read more
October 7, 2014
“In this paper, inspired by the plenary panel at the 2013 meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Dr. Steven Southwick (chair) and multidisciplinary panelists Drs. George Bonanno, Ann Masten, Catherine Panter-Brick, and Rachel Yehuda tackle some of the most pressing... Read more