Category Archives: eHRAF Highlights

HRAF celebrates World Anthropology Day 2020

Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us. This year, World Anthropology Day will take place on Thursday, February 20, 2020. The Human Relations…

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 partnership with SACC

The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University is pleased to announce our new partnership with the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC). The partnership with SACC is part of the HRAF Community College…

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…

Researchers Use eHRAF World Cultures to Demonstrate “Universality and Diversity in Human Song”

Does vocal music, or song, exist across all known human cultures? What behaviors are commonly associated with it? Do the musical features of a song predict the behavioral context in which it is performed? Samuel…

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…

Gender – A New Topical Summary for Explaining Human Culture

A new topical summary on Gender is now available in Explaining Human Culture, our open access database that summarizes the results of over 1,000 cross-cultural studies. The gender module is co-authored by HRAF President Carol R. Ember, along with…