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It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing on February 18, 2016 of  Professor Harold C. Conklin, the Franklin Muzzy Crosby Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, Yale University and Curator Emeritus of Anthropology in the Peabody Museum of Natural History. 


Hal was a world authority on the peoples of the Philippines and Indonesia, with whom he worked during twenty-five trips totaling over thirteen years of field research.  He published on a vast range of topics, including musical instruments; language policy issues; writing systems and the nature of literacy; the comparative study of folk taxonomies; and the production and significance of cultigens in human societies. 


For the Museum and the Department as well as for his family and for friends worldwide, his passing is an unrecoverable loss but he leaves lasting memories for all of us.


It is with sorrow that we announce the passing on September 12, 2015 of Andrew Hill, the Clayton Stephenson Class of 1954 Professor of Anthropology.


Professor Hill, one of the world's preeminent paleoanthropologists, was the Curator-in-Charge of the Division of Anthropology and Curator in the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History.  Prior to his joining Yale in 1985, Professor Hill contributed his talents at Bedford College, the National Museums of Kenya, the International Louis Leakey Memorial Institute for Africa Prehistory (TIPPMIAP) in Nairobi, and as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University.  He was educated at the University of Reading and Bedford College, the University of London.


Professor Hill’s academic honors and fellowships are many as are his publications, his contributions are cherished, and he will be sorely missed by all.


Remembering Andrew Hill


Divisional Staff

Roger H. Colten

Senior Collections Manager
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Maureen DaRos White
Museum Assistant
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Becky Deangelo
Museum Assistant

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Erin Gredell

Repatriation Coordinator

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Roderick J. McIntosh
Curator and Head of Division
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Richard L. Burger
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Oswaldo Chinchilla

Assistant Curator

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John C. Darnell
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Michael R. Dove
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Anne P. Underhill
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Michael D. Coe
Curator Emeritus
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Frank Hole
Curator Emeritus
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Leopold J. Pospisil
Curator Emeritus
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Faculty Affiliates

William Honeychurch

William W. Kelly

Douglas Rogers
Robert G. Wheeler, Emeritus



Curatorial Affiliates

Gary P. Aronsen

Lucy Salazar Burger

Colleen Manassa Darnell

Birgit Faber Morse
David S. Reese
Monique Scott
John Charles Seidel

Mark Turin


Mailing Address

Division of Anthropology
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University
P.O. Box 208118
New Haven, CT 06520-8118 USA


Shipping Address

Division of Anthropology
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University
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New Haven, CT 06511 USA