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
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
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.
The mathematical pattern of movement called a Levy walk that appears to be ubiquitous in animals has... Read more
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
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.
The Yale Department of Anthropology is very pleased to announce that Karen Nakamura currently an Associate Professor on Term has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure effective July 1, 2013.
Professor Nakamura is a cultural and visual anthropologist whose research focuses on disability... Read more
The Yale Department of Anthropology is very pleased to announce that William Honeychurch currently an Assistant Professor has been promoted to Associate Professor on Term effective July 1, 2013.
Professor Honeychurch’s research is on the archaeology of ancient nomadic political organization in... Read more