Hadza hunter-gatherers of northern Tanzania have developed a deep and mutually beneficial relationship with the Greater Honeyguide bird, which, as its name indicates, leads people to sources of wild honey. Yale anthropologist Brian Wood has studied in great detail the intricate, and often... Read more
On Peru’s northern coastline, the long history of reedboats is threatened as a new generation looks beyond fishing for careers and opportunities like surfing.
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Fathers have substantial impact on child development, well-being, and family functioning, yet parenting interventions rarely target men or make a dedicated effort to include them, according to research conducted by scientists at Yale and the Fatherhood Institute in London.
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YaleNews recently met with Kathryn Dudley, professor of anthropology and American studies, to talk about her recent book, “Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America,” as well as how her upbringing in a working-class community shaped her scholarly research and how studying... Read more
Collapse and resilience of ancient Near Eastern societies is intrinsically tied to agricultural production. Despite intensive palaeoclimate research, the role of environmental conditions in ancient agricultural production is little understood. Stable carbon isotope analysis on cereal grains from... Read more
A newly discovered fossil monkey (AUH 1321) from the Baynunah Formation, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is important in a number of distinct ways. At ∼6.5–8.0 Ma, it represents the earliest known member of the primate subfamily Cercopithecinae found outside of Africa, and it may also... Read more
Sara Shneiderman has recently published an article in the journal American Anthropologist. The abstract and link are below. Shneiderman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology.
Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork across the Himalayan borders of Nepal and India, I... Read more