The Social Sciences Research Council’s “Covid-19 and the Social Sciences” blog series has published an essay on “Resuming Field Research in Pandemic Times,” coauthored by Professors Douglas Rogers and K. Sivaramakrishnan from Yale Anthropology, along with Professors Elisabeth Wood (Political... Read more
Assistant Professor Jessica Thompson was awarded a Leakey Foundation grant to support fieldwork in the Kasitu Valley of Malawi in 2021. The grant will enable her team to excavate deeper into deposits at Mazinga 1, the oldest archaeological site in Malawi known to have preserved organic materials... Read more
Photos provided by Professor Erik Harms.
Postdoctoral Associate Dr. Maggie Corley was recently awarded a research grant from the Leakey Foundation. The grant will allow her to examine the mechanisms facilitating pair-bonding and intense paternal care by characterizing the hormonal correlates of these behaviors in a wild socially... Read more
Professor Claudia Valeggia was awarded the Lex Hixon ‘63 Prize for teaching excellence in the Social Sciences. Valeggia’s students praised her for caring about them both inside and outside the classroom, commending her for being an energetic and influential teacher as well as “a wonderful human... Read more
Professor Eric Sargis is an author on a new paper in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology titled “Skeletal morphology of the lesula (Cercopithecus lomamiensis) and the evolution of guenon locomotor behavior.
You can find a link to the paper here.
A new review titled “The evolution of pair-living, sexual monogamy, and cooperative infant care: Insights from research on wild owl monkeys, titis, sakis, and tamarins” by Dr. Eduardo Fernandez-Duque has just been published in the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology. The authors evaluate how well... Read more