March 2016 News

March 31, 2016
Congratulations to Myles Lennon, a second-year PhD student in the combined program in Anthropology and Forestry & Environmental Studies, who has been awarded an NSF GRP Fellowship for his doctoral work at Yale. Myles Lennon is developing a research project project on the ways in which... Read more
March 28, 2016
Objectives. To estimate trends of undernutrition (stunting and underweight) among children younger than 5 years covered by the universal health coverage programs Plan Nacer and Programa Sumar. Methods. From 2005 to 2013, Plan Nacer and Programa Sumar collected high-quality information on birth and... Read more
March 23, 2016
Michelle Young is the recipient of a Rust Foundation grant for her dissertation project the Atalla Archaeological Investigation Project, located in Yauli, Huancavelica, Peru. Her project explores the role of interregional interaction on the development of more complex social arrangements during the... Read more
March 21, 2016
Abstract: Richerson et al. make a compelling case for cultural evolution. In focusing on cultural group selection, however, they neglect important individual-level accounts of cultural evolution. While scientific discourse typically links cultural evolution to group selection and genetic evolution... Read more
March 14, 2016
The Department of Anthropology sadly announces the death of Barney Bate, a dear friend and invaluable colleague. Strength and generosity of spirit permeated his work and presence in our department. Now the sense of professional loss we felt when he departed for Yale’s sister school in Singapore has... Read more