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February 16, 2017
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
February 6, 2017
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
January 24, 2017
Abstract Objectives The Toba/Qom of Namqom are an indigenous community native to the Gran Chaco region of northern Argentina. Historically seminomadic foragers, the diet of peri-urban community members has rapidly changed from high-protein, high-fiber to hypercaloric, processed. This study aims to... Read more
January 18, 2017
“The plight of Earth’s primates has prompted researchers around the world to call for sweeping societal changes before hundreds of non-human species are driven to extinction. Thirty-one prominent scientists, including Yale University biological anthropologist Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, recently co-... Read more
January 16, 2017
Abstract This chapter presents new research directions and hypotheses based on the evolutionary relationships between reproductive effort and contemporary health challenges in men. Drawing on life history, these hypotheses are grounded in the observation that human male reproductive strategies... Read more
January 14, 2017
Date & Time: Jan 17th at 4pmLocation: 81 Wall St., African American Studies Dept. Gordon Parks, Room 201 Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús, PhD is Associate Professor of African American Religions at Harvard Divinity School. A cultural and social anthropologist, Dr. Beliso-De Jesús has conducted... Read more
December 17, 2016
Professor Douglas Rogers made an appearance on the Cultures of Energy podcast recently. Below is a synopsis of the conversation:  Yale anthropologist Doug Rogers joins us to talk about the intersections of energy, power and culture in Russia. We cover the Russian hacking story and what the American... Read more

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