Monday, September 2, 2013

Academic Phylogeny of Physical Anthropology


Liza Shapiro, Brett Nachman and I have just launched a new website called Academic Phylogeny of Physical Anthropology. We are creating an interactive online genealogy of physical anthropology PhDs.  The idea was hatched over lunch in the department. We were discussing the great paper by Elizabeth Kelley and Robert Sussman in which they trace the academic genealogy of field primatologists. We were lamenting the fact that there wasn't a comparable tree for other sub-specializations within physical anthropology. We decided that tracing academic history is important, and that creating an online version driven by user submissions was the best way to build out the tree.

Please check out the site.  If you are a physical anthropology PhD (or know somebody who is), make sure their name appears. If it doesn't appear, be sure to add it!

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