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
The Yale undergraduates made history last week by attending the 1st Yale Undergraduate Workshop on Ancient DNA and Bioinformatics Methods (July 21-24), organized by Dr. Serena Tucci (Anthropology) and Dr. Gisella Caccone (EEB) and instructors Nicole Fusco, Patrick Reilly and Alysa Pomer. Students... Read more
Congratulations to Chandana Anusha who has accepted a position as Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, & the Humanities at Princeton University, to begin in September 2021. Chandana Anusha completed a PhD thesis earlier this year in sociocultural... Read more
Congratulations to Lav Kanoi, a 3rd-year student and PhD candidate in the combined doctoral program between Anthropology and the School of the Environment, who has been awarded a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research to support his project titled “... Read more
Mexico’s Coordinación Nacional de Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural (CNCPC) recently published a bulletin (also reviewed in the Smithsonian Magazine) highlighting the conservation of a “human-sized” stucco sculpture first identified and researched by graduate student Jacob Welch. The ancient... Read more
Dr. Amy Johnson, who graduated in December 2020 with a PhD in the combined program in Anthropology and the School of the Environment, has accepted a three-year appointment as Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Northumbria... Read more