A lecture and laboratory course focusing on the characteristics of the human skeleton and its use in studies of functional morphology, paleodemography, and paleopathology. Laboratories familiarize students with skeletal parts; lectures focus on the nature of bone tissue, its biomechanical... Read more
In a recent article published in the American Journal of Human Biology, anthropology Ph.D. candidate Amelia Sancilio and co-authors Mark Eggerman and Professor Catherine Panter-Brick report how on how biocultural research remains a challenge in the field of global mental health. They sought to test... Read more
Yale University, Department of Anthropology anticipates making a tenure-track appointment in anthropological genetics at the starting assistant professor level, beginning on July 1, 2016.
Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated research interests in genetic approaches to issues in... Read more
Effective July 1, 2015, Professors Doug Rogers and Bill Honeychurch were promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Rogers is a sociocultural anthropologist conducting research on energy, ethics, socialisms and postsocialisms, oil and gas, primarily in Russia. Honeychurch is an archaeologist... Read more
Brian Wood, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, has been awarded an NSF “RAPID: Time Critical Preservation of Hunter-Gatherer Ethnographic Data” Award. The aim of this project is to compile, preserve, and enable the analysis and publication of important ethnographic data... Read more
Harold W. Scheffler, professor emeritus of anthropology 1963-2008, died peacefully at his home in New Haven on July 24. He was 83.
Scheffler was considered one of modern anthropology’s most important scholars of kinship, and his 45 years as professor of anthropology on the Yale faculty (1963-... Read more
Sara Shneiderman has recently published an article in the journal American Anthropologist. The abstract and link are below. Shneiderman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology.
Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork across the Himalayan borders of Nepal and India, I... Read more