Author Archives: Fran Barone

Ancient solutions to modern problems? Re-examining burning practices

A few years ago, HRAF posted a story titled Burning questions: evidence for off-site fire use by hunter-gatherers in eHRAF Archaeology, which was written in follow up to the publication of a journal article Burning…

HRAF 2019 in Review & 2020 Preview

Welcome to 2020! It’s time for our annual News & Notes recap and preview. This post will summarize our highlights from the previous year, as well as what you can expect to see from HRAF…

New and Forthcoming Cultures and Traditions in eHRAF World Cultures & Archaeology (2019-2020)

A popular annual request from our members is for information about how we are growing our culture collections in our eHRAF databases. Below is a brief summary of what cultures and traditions we have added…

Donate to the HRAF Global Scholarship

In keeping with our mission of promoting cultural diversity, the HRAF Global Scholarship has attracted candidates from around the world. As one of our top funding priorities, the scholarship provides institutions and individuals in low-income…

Home Truths: An Anthropology of House and Home

Settlements are central to human development, making shelter, dwellings, and residence patterns necessary foci of investigation in both anthropology and archaeology. This post seeks to address a related and easily overlooked aspect of this anthropological…

HRAF at Yale University attending 2019 AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, November 20-24

Are you attending the joint  meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA)  in Vancouver, BC, from November 20-24 2019? HRAF looks forward to seeing you there! President Carol R. Ember…

Thanks, but no thanks: Expressions of gratitude in eHRAF World Cultures

During the end-of-year “holiday season” throughout much of the Western world, we are often reminded to be grateful for the things that we have, and even to go out of our way to be gracious…