Yale University’s Department of Anthropology is home to over thirty faculty, affiliates from many other corners of the University, and scores of graduate students. Our research and teaching interests span the globe, many millions of years of prehistory and history, and the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Our Ph.D. graduates go on to teach in universities around the world and to pursue research in a wide variety of academic and non-academic settings. Our undergraduate major draws students with a passion for the study of humanity, both in the broadest terms and in the specific social, cultural, historical, and/or biological contexts that have shaped human pasts and presents–and that will shape humans’ collective futures.


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March 7, 2023
Professor Jessica Thompson and Yale Postdoctoral Associate Benjamin Davies, together with Justin Pargeter (NYU), have received three years of funding from the National Science Foundation to support research entitled “Cultural and environmental drivers of biological regionalization in the Late... Read more
February 28, 2023
In November 2022, Professor William Honeychurch received the Order of the Polar Star Medal from the Mongolian Government. Yale News featured an interview with Professor Honeychurch about the Medal and his archeological work in Mongolia. Read the interview here.
February 28, 2023
In January 2023, Professor Eduardo Fernández-Duque was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The AAAS recently featured Fernández-Duque’s research in its Member Spotlight Series. Read the feature here.
February 6, 2023
Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Professor of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and School of the Environment has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Fellows are selected by the AAAS in... Read more
February 2, 2023
The American Anthropological Association is hosting an Anthropology Day virtual journal club featuring Spencer Kaplan’s peer-reviewed article, “Bringing Your Full Self to Work”: Fashioning LGBTQ Bankers on Wall Street. Published in Anthropology of Work Review in 2022, the article examines ... Read more