March 2015 News

March 23, 2015
Anthropology Majors: Are you thinking about what you will do this summer? Do you need to fulfill requirements for your major? Do you want to take a course you were unable to fit in during the regular academic year? Consider Yale Summer Session. We offer courses for Yale College credit in over 50... Read more
March 19, 2015
“Ancient malaria patients, the anthropologist will see you now. A Yale University scientist has developed a promising new method to identify malaria in the bone marrow of ancient human remains. It is the first time researchers have been able to establish a diagnostic, human skeletal profile for the... Read more
March 15, 2015
This work was done in collaboration with graduate student Melanie Beuerlein, Professor David Watts, and Professor Richard Bribiescas. “Non-invasive measurement of urinary cortisol is a proven method of evaluating the impact of environmental stressors on wild primates. Variation in cortisol... Read more
March 11, 2015
“Distinctions between the concepts of ‘invention’ and ‘innovation’ are often confusing and ambiguous. Rarely, if ever, is invention the result of a lightening-strike ‘aha’ moment. Rather, invention tends to be the application of clever innovation from one aspect of life to another, shaped through... Read more
March 6, 2015
“Human sacrifice in ancient Mesoamerica was strongly linked with ritual behaviour and mythical beliefs. Yet it is rarely possible to explain the mythical associations of archaeological deposits derived from human sacrifice. In this article, we integrate archaeological, taphonomic and isotopic... Read more
March 4, 2015
Congratulations to Professor Catherine Panter-Brick, on being awarded funding for a project evaluation involving Syrian refugee youth in Jordan, in partnership with Mercy Corps and the Jordanian NGO Taghyeer.  The grant was awarded from Save The Children, for Research in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC)... Read more
March 3, 2015
Congratulations to our own Dame Alison Richard on being named a Von der Heyden Fellow at Duke University. The Von der Heyden Fellows program was founded to bring prominent international decision-makers in business, government, public life, academics, and law for a sustained engagement with the Duke... Read more