Henry Fairfield Osborn: Race, and the Search for the Origins of Man

As president of the American Museum of Natural History, Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857-1935) was an important figure in late-19th- and early-20th-century American science. His career put him in a unique position to find the first humans and his public profile lent authority to his pronouncements on science, education and the state of society. His reputation was second only to Darwin. In 1922, Osborn led an expedition subsequently synonymous with the discovery of an array of dinosaurs, in an attempt to prove that Central Asia was the cradle of Man, effectively to "see where we came from". This was the Central Asiatic Expedition. Osborn argues that contemporary humans had developed from...
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing
Author : Brian Regal
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