Professors Claudia Valeggia and Eduardo Fernandez-Duque call for an evaluation of the way biological anthropology research is conducted. Their commentary raises awareness of the need to “stop and think” and re-evaluate the use of statistical vs scientific inference in the discipline.
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Yale Anthropology’s Marcia Inhorn was recently named one of the most influential anthropologists by AcademicInfluence.com, a company that uses machine learning algorithms to track scholarly impact. Read her citation and watch a short interview about her recent work with refugees from the Middle... Read more
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
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
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
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
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