Museum collections are critical resources for examining comparative anatomy, developmental biology and life history hypotheses. Evaluation of skeletal collections provides insight into spatiotemporal, species, population and individual variation associated with environmental, social and... Read more
Professor Oswaldo Chinchilla’s new book, “Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya” is now available for purchase from Yale University Press.
This nuanced account explores Maya mythology through the lens of art, text, and culture. It offers an important reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol... Read more
In order to promote scholarship in South Asian Studies, the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) announces the award of two prizes each year for the best unpublished book manuscript on an Indian subject in the humanities and social sciences. This year one of those prizes went to our student... Read more
Gao Yufang, a first-year PHD student in the combined PhD Program between Forestry & Environmental Studies and Anthropology at Yale University was recently cited for his work on Rhino conservation in an article that appeared in Scientific American. Click here to read the article in Scientific... Read more
Congratulations to graduate student Kendall Arslanian on receiving the Downs International Health Student Travel Fellowship. Kendall won this fellowship for her project “Nutritonal and genetic correlates of infant adiposity in Samoa”. Kendall’s study will investigate whether a missense... Read more
Luisa Cortesi, a student in the combined PhD program in Anthropology and Forestry & Environmental Studies, has been awarded the Curl Essay Prize for 2016 given by the Royal Anthropological Institute UK) for the best essay relating to the results or analysis of anthropological work.
She wins... Read more
The Yale Biological Anthropology Laboratories (YBAL) recently hosted a student from New Haven’s Wilbur Cross High School (WCHS) as part of National Job Shadow Day. This day is celebrated each year in connection with Groundhog Day—the groundhog sees its shadow and students “shadow” jobs they’re... Read more