February 8, 2014
Kristina Guild Douglass (Anthropology) spent 10 years of her childhood in Madagascar, and now does her dissertation fieldwork there. Set in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa, Madagascar is the fourth-largest island in the world. <p> It split from India around 88 million years... Read more
February 7, 2014
Yale News “Take 5” recently featured an interview with Professor Kate Dudley.  Professor Dudley discusses her most recent research, teaching experiences, and other interests.  She is a full professor and holds a joint appointment in Anthropology and American Studies.  The full transcript can be... Read more
February 7, 2014
The Society for Medical Anthropology recently awarded Professor Marcia Inhornwith their 2013 Graduate Student Mentor Award in recognition for her long standing commitment to graduate education, training, and guidance.  The award is made in response to nominations and letters from former students. ... Read more
January 28, 2014
PNAS abstract Humans and other primates are distinct among placental mammals in having exceptionally slow rates of growth, reproduction, and aging. Primates’ slow life history schedules are generally thought to reflect an evolved strategy of allocating energy away from growth and reproduction and... Read more
January 10, 2014
PHOENIX, Dec. 23 (UPI) – A mathematical model of the foraging behavior of animals from sharks to honey bees can describe human hunter-gatherer movement as well, U.S. scientists say. <p> The mathematical pattern of movement called a Levy walk that appears to be ubiquitous in animals has... Read more
January 10, 2014
Brenda Bradley and collaborators recently reported genetic variation in association with behavioral styles among chimpanzees.  The first author, Dr. Stephanie Anestis, is a Yale Anthro Ph.D. and post-doc alum.  Other Yale Anthro affiliated authors include Ph.D. candidate Timothy Webster, former... Read more
Andrea Baden Post Doc, Yale Molecular Anthropology Lab
August 6, 2013
Some lemur mothers, like their human counterparts, share child-rearing responsibilities and tend to fare better than lemur moms that go it alone, Yale University researchers have found.