Earth’s earliest primates dwelled in treetops, not on the ground, according to an analysis of a 62-million-year-old partial skeleton discovered in New Mexico — the oldest-known primate skeleton.
The skeleton was discovered in the San Juan Basin by Thomas Williamson, curator of paleontology at the... Read more
An introduction to the central ideas, methods, and debates that make up the anthropological study of human thought and behavior. Survey of dynamic ways of life in many different societies; outline of the ways anthropologists have tried to understand societies. Hands-on ethnographic research... Read more
The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that Professor Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan is the recipient of the 2017 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Graduate Mentor Award in the Social Sciences. Each year the Yale GSAS, in collaboration with Graduate Student Assembly,... Read more
The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that the 2017 Michael D. Coe Prize for best senior essay in archaeology goes to Reed Morgan for his essay entitled “An Overview of English Church Archaeology: Its Development and Practice.” The Coe Prize is awarded annually to the most... Read more
The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that the 2017 Sapir Prize for best senior essay in socio-cultural anthropology goes to Talia Katz for her essay entitled “Embodied Transformations: Pregnancy and the Politics of Social Support in Peri-Urban Rwanda.” Building from sensitive... Read more
A lecture and laboratory course focusing on the characteristics of the human skeleton and its use in studies of functional morphology, paleodemography, and paleopathology. Laboratories familiarize students with skeletal parts; lectures focus on the nature of bone tissue, its biomechanical... Read more
Please extend congratulations to Ryan McRae, who won two awards for his Anthropology Senior Thesis, “Growth, Trauma, and Death: A Forensic Analysis of Gorilla Skeletal Remains in the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History”.
Ryan received the Greg A. Yamanaka Senior Essay Prize, sponsored by the... Read more