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October 1, 2021
Ellery Frahm is the featured guest on the Ologies podcast this week, hosted by Emmy Award-winning science correspondent and humorist Alie Ward. Each week the podcast features a different topic or field in science (or “-ology”), and Dr. Frahm discusses and answers questions about ancient... Read more
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September 17, 2021
Caitlin Reddington Davis, a doctoral candidate in anthropological archaeology, has been awarded the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for her project “Usulutan: Resist Ceramics and Politico-Religious Power in the Terminal Formative Southern Maya Region.” The... Read more
August 19, 2021
Katherine Daiy, doctoral student in biological anthropology, was awarded the National Science Foundation prestigious Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant. She will study the association between indus trialized ecologies and infant gut microbiome development in Samoa, with emphasis on... Read more
August 11, 2021
New radiocarbon dates on human remains from Machu Picchu, push the founding of the iconic royal Inca retreat back minimally 20 years, from 1440 to 1420. Samples of 26 individuals recovered from four cemeteries during Yale’s 1912 Machu Picchu excavations were subject to accelerator mass spectrometry... Read more
August 5, 2021
Serena Tucci is a co-author of an invited review article on the role of structural variation in human evolution, published in the prestigious journal Trends in Genetics.   The article highlights human-specific structural variants involved in changes in the brain, population-specific structural... Read more
July 3, 2021
The Yale undergraduates made history last week by attending the 1st Yale Undergraduate Workshop on Ancient DNA and Bioinformatics Methods (July 21-24), organized by Dr. Serena Tucci (Anthropology) and Dr. Gisella Caccone (EEB) and instructors Nicole Fusco, Patrick Reilly and Alysa Pomer. Students... Read more
May 12, 2021
Congratulations to Chandana Anusha who has accepted a position as Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, & the Humanities at Princeton University, to begin in September 2021. Chandana Anusha completed a PhD thesis earlier this year in sociocultural... Read more