September 8, 2017
Claudia Valeggia and Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, in collaboration with H. de la Iglesia (University of Washington) have recently been awarded an NSF grant for continuing their studies of Ancestral Sleep. In a recent publication they showed that communities of the traditionally hunter-gatherer Toba/Qom... Read more
August 16, 2017
Yale University, Department of Anthropology anticipates making an appointment in paleoanthropology at the assistant, associate, or full professor level, beginning on July 1, 2018.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree at time of hire.  This is a tenure-track faculty position with... Read more
July 19, 2017
MSF CRASH (Centre de Réflexion sur l’Action et les Savoirs Humanitaires), working under the auspices of Doctors Without Borders, has recommended works by Professor Louisa Lombard and Professor Panter-Brick on their summer reading list. MSF CRASH (Centre de Réflexion sur l’Action et les... Read more
June 15, 2017
Researchers from Yale University, together with partners at universities in Canada, Jordan, and the United Kingdom, have developed a brief and reliable survey tool to measure resilience in children and adolescents who have been displaced by the brutal conflict in Syria. “Humanitarian organizations... Read more
June 6, 2017
In the evolutionary past, women spent most of their reproductive lives either pregnant or in lactational amenorrhea, and rarely menstruated. The current pattern of frequent menses, and the associated increase in endogenous hormonal exposure, has been implicated in the current breast cancer epidemic... Read more
June 1, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Louisa Lombard, recipient of a 2017 U.S. Institute of Peace Peace Peace and Security Early Career Scholar Award (ECSA). The award supports research by early career scholars working on global issues of security and peace.  Professor Lombard’s most recent work, ... Read more
May 31, 2017
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