Residence and Kinship – A New Topical Summary for Explaining Human Culture

A new topical summary on Residence and Kinship is now available in Explaining Human Culture, our open access database that summarizes the results of over 1,100 cross-cultural studies. This EHC summary is co-authored by HRAF President…

New publication: Local Knowledge and Practice in Disaster Relief

The HRAF research team announces a new publication based on data from their NSF-supported project investigating how natural hazards may have transformed culture. This paper, “Local Knowledge and Practice in Disaster Relief: A Worldwide Cross-Cultural…

Featuring eHRAF research in Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology at University College Dublin

Students on University College Dublin‘s exciting new MSc/GradDip in Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology benefit from access to HRAF’s cross-cultural eHRAF World Cultures & eHRAF Archaeology databases, which enable searching ethnographic and archaeological data across a worldwide sample…

Celebrating the Vernal Equinox

The vernal equinox marks the beginning of Spring, representing the moment when the sun passes directly over the equator. This time of year is known for its many cultural and religious celebrations. For instance, Easter…

Solving online teaching conundrums with eHRAF

Online learning presents myriad challenges for students and instructors alike. As providers of the world’s largest anthropological data bank, HRAF has been developing and curating digital resources in anthropology and archaeology for over two decades.…

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RAI 2022: Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society Conference Recap – June 6-11, 2022

RAI 2022: Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society Conference Recap – June 6-11, 2022

“AI” has come to represent multiple causal drivers of change: amongst them artificial intelligence itself, space exploration, bio-tech and other emerging technologies.…

Call for Society for Anthropological Sciences Carol R. Ember Book Prize 2022

Submissions are now open for the 2022 Society for Anthropological…

Teaching a comparative approach with eHRAF research papers

The Comparative Approach in Anthropology In a blog titled Where…

Featured HRAF Global Scholar: Eric Nana Osei-Akoto

HRAF Global Scholar: Eric Nana Osei-Akoto Title: PhD candidate University…