The Human Birth Hour

“Nothing good happens after midnight” is a phrase that might be taken with a grain of salt in light of recent research on the timing of human births. A seminal 1956 study, showed that the number of non-induced, vaginal births in US hospitals peaked between 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. and declined throughout the day.

Understanding “Harmful Cultural Practices”

In March of this year, we organized a two-day interdisciplinary workshop, Understanding ‘Harmful Cultural Practices’ at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). Funded by the College of Letters and Science and the Broom Center for Demography, the workshop brought together evolutionary anthropologists with scholars from across the social and health sciences to foster new dialog about both the origins and drivers of so-called harmful cultural practices, and the design and impact of intervention strategies.

Evolutionary Anthropology Graduate Programs V

This is the last in our series highlighting US graduate programs in evolutionary anthropology (EA). All programs were asked to answer the following six questions. Abbreviated responses from Harvard, Rutgers, Binghamton, Yale, and Albany are included.

Recap of 2017 EAS at the AAA Annual Meeting

The Evolutionary Anthropology Society had another successful year in 2017 and a great showing at the 116th American Anthropological Association meetings held in Washington, DC, in December. The EAS sponsored five sessions, including a roundtable session—chaired by Melanie Martin and organized by Wesley Allen-Arave—on non-academic career pathways for undergraduate and graduate students with anthropology degrees (access […]