Tag Archives: Human Relations Area Files

Using eHRAF to explore supernatural explanations for natural and social events

Belief in the supernatural is a cultural universal. While there is considerable variation in supernatural belief systems across cultures, some form of belief in gods, spirits, and similar phenomena occurs in all cultures.  George Peter…

HRAF to host Anthropology Day 2024 celebration

The American Anthropological Association is officially celebrating Anthropology Day on February 15, 2024. Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us. On Friday, February…

AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting Recap (November 16-18, 2023)

HRAF staff members Carol Ember, Michael Fischer, Matthew Longcore, Ian Skoggard, and Samantha King attended the 2023 AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. It was great to reconnect with friends we have known for years,…

NPR Article Features ‘Alloparenting’ Across Cultures

In an article for National Public Radio (NPR) titled Bringing up a baby can be a tough and lonely job. Here’s a solution: alloparents, Michaeleen Doucleff, PhD looks at the practice of alloparenting across cultures. Doucleff…

HRAF to host Archaeology Day 2023 celebration

On Friday, October 20, the Human Relations Area Files at Yale University will host an event in celebration of Archaeology Day. Each October, the Archaeological Institute of America and organizations around the world present archaeological…

HRAF Global Scholar: Vivian Scheinsohn

HRAF Global Scholar: Vivian Scheinsohn, Ph.D. Title: Full Professor University Affiliation: University of Buenos Aires Research Topic: The transition from pedestrian mobility to horse incorporation among hunter-gatherers Vivian Scheinsohn is an Argentinian archaeologist and a…