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By Clark Spencer Larsen

ISBN-10: 1405189002

ISBN-13: 9781405189002

An intensive assessment of the swiftly becoming box of organic anthropology; chapters are written by way of best students who've themselves performed a big function in shaping the path and scope of the self-discipline. <ul type="disc"> * huge assessment of the quickly becoming box of organic anthropology * Larsen has created a who’s who of organic anthropology,   with contributions from the top experts within the box * Contributing authors have performed a huge function in shaping the path and scope of the themes they write approximately * bargains discussions of present concerns, controversies, and destiny instructions in the region * offers insurance of the various contemporary options and discoveries which are remodeling the topic

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Huxley also conducted studies of living human populations after 1863. In 1873 the great biometrician Francis Galton (1822–1911), Darwin’s cousin, began conducting body measurements on children (among other contributions). Arthur Keith (1866–1955) survived the transition from nineteenth-century to post-World War II twentiethcentury physical anthropology, although he upheld values that were largely derived from the nineteenth century. Keith, who spent most of his career at the Royal College of Surgeons in London and was widely respected in the UK and US, had interests in the comparative anatomy of primates, in non-human primate and human paleontology, in primate locomotion, and in human evolution.

In France ‘anthropology’ was established by Paul Broca (1824–80), a celebrated physician and anatomist who, together with Claude Bernard, founded the Association Française pour l’Avancement des Sciences in 1872. Earlier on he had founded the Société d’Anthopologie de Paris (SAP) in 1859, the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie of the Ecole Practique des Hautes Etudes (LA-EPHE) in 1867, and the Ecole d’Anthropologie in 1876 (Spencer 1997a). As Brace (2010) suggested, Paul Broca had a great admiration for Samuel Morton’s ideas, which he incorporated into his own, in turn influencing Aleš Hrdlicˇka when he went to Paris in 1896, to study at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie with Broca’s student, Léonce-Pierre Manouvrier (1850–1927).

An important publication from the late 1920s was the The Great Apes (Yerkes and Yerkes 1929), a compilation of knowledge up to that time, although almost nothing was known of primate natural history. Robert M. Yerkes (1876–1956) was a psychologist and avid eugenicist who stimulated the study of the naturalistic behavior of primates in the wild (Sussman 1997, 2007).

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