August 2015 News
Studies of total energy expenditure, (TEE; kcal/day) among traditional populations have challenged current models relating habitual physical activity to daily energy requirements. Here, we examine the relationship between physical activity and TEE among traditional Hadza hunter-... Read more
Yale University, Department of Anthropology anticipates making a tenure-track appointment in anthropological genetics at the starting assistant professor level, beginning on July 1, 2016.
Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated research interests in genetic approaches to issues in... Read more
Effective July 1, 2015, Professors Doug Rogers and Bill Honeychurch were promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Rogers is a sociocultural anthropologist conducting research on energy, ethics, socialisms and postsocialisms, oil and gas, primarily in Russia. Honeychurch is an archaeologist... Read more
Brian Wood, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, has been awarded an NSF “RAPID: Time Critical Preservation of Hunter-Gatherer Ethnographic Data” Award. The aim of this project is to compile, preserve, and enable the analysis and publication of important ethnographic data... Read more
Harold W. Scheffler, professor emeritus of anthropology 1963-2008, died peacefully at his home in New Haven on July 24. He was 83.
Scheffler was considered one of modern anthropology’s most important scholars of kinship, and his 45 years as professor of anthropology on the Yale faculty (1963-... Read more