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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…

2019 HRAF Internship in Honor of Melvin Ember [CLOSED]

The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University is pleased to announce a one-year internship in Melvin Ember’s name. Melvin Ember was President of HRAF from 1987 until his death in 2009. The intent…

Burning questions: evidence for off-site fire use by hunter-gatherers in eHRAF Archaeology

An insightful publication by Fulco Scherjon, Corrie Bakels, Katharine MacDonald, and Wil Roebroeks in the June 2015 issue of Current Anthropology sheds new light on present-day and historical fire setting practices among hunter-gatherers and foragers.…

Cross-Cultural Resources for Teaching & Research

HRAF is pleased to announce the release of our two latest resources for teaching and research. The first, Explaining Human Culture (just launched in a beta version at hraf.yale.edu/ehc), is a publicly accessible database containing information on…