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Abbott, Charles Conrad

Michael J. Brodhead.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Natural History. 917 words.

Abbott, Charles Conrad (04 June 1843–27 July 1919), naturalist and archaeologist, was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Timothy Abbott, a banker, and Susan Conrad. As a child he loved...

Archaic and transitional hominins

in Human Evolution

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; Biological Sciences; Human Evolution. 3512 words.

‘Archaic and transitional hominins’ deals with creatures that almost certainly belong to the hominin clade, but which are still far from resembling modern humans. These hominins share more...

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Artis, Edmund Tyrell (bap. 1789, d. 1847), geologist and archaeologist

Steven Tomlinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 601 words.

Artis, Edmund Tyrell (bap. 1789, d. 1847), geologist and archaeologist, was baptized on 11 September 1789 in Saxmundham, Suffolk, the eldest in the family of three sons and three daughters...

Aston, Michael Antony [Mick] (1946–2013), geographer and archaeologist

Christopher Dyer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Earth Sciences and Geography. 1224 words.

Aston, Michael Antony [Mick] (1946–2013), geographer and archaeologist, was born on 1 July 1946 at 112 Birch Road, Oldbury, Worcestershire, the son of Harold Henry Aston, a joiner's...

Babington, (Charles) Cardale (1808–1895), botanist and archaeologist

D. E. Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Botany. 1928 words.

Babington, (Charles) Cardale (1808–1895), botanist and archaeologist, was born on 23 November 1808, at Ludlow, Shropshire, the son of Joseph Babington (1768–1826), at that time a physician,...

Bayesian phylolinguistics reveals the internal structure of the Transeurasian family

Martine Robbeets and Remco Bouckaert.

in Journal of Language Evolution

P ublished online August 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Language Evolution; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Human Evolution. 10518 words.

Abstract

The historical connection between the Transeurasian languages, i.e. the Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic languages, is among the most...

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Bicknell, Clarence (1842–1918), archaeologist and botanist

Desmond Hawkins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Botany. 1047 words.

Bicknell, Clarence (1842–1918), archaeologist and botanist, the youngest son of Elhanan Bicknell (1788–1861), financier and art patron, and his third wife, Lucinda Sarah (1801–1850), sister...

Brayley, Edward Wedlake (1773–1854), topographer and archaeologist

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Earth Sciences and Geography. 668 words.

Brayley, Edward Wedlake (1773–1854), topographer and archaeologist, born in Lambeth, London, was apprenticed to one of the most eminent enamellers in London. While an apprentice he met John...

Carrington, Samuel (bap. 1798, d. 1870), geologist and archaeologist

Barry M. Marsden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 886 words.

Carrington, Samuel (bap. 1798, d. 1870), geologist and archaeologist, was born at Wetton, Staffordshire, where he was baptized on 25 November 1798, the son of Samuel Carrington...

Early hominins: possible and probable

Bernard Wood.

in Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Human Evolution; Archaeology; Biological Sciences. 2968 words.

‘Early hominins: possible and probable’ considers the ‘candidate’ taxa that have been suggested to be at the very base of the hominin clade. Hominin evolution in Africa began at a time of...

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Finding our place

Bernard Wood.

in Human Evolution

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; Biological Sciences; Human Evolution. 5023 words.

‘Finding our place’ reviews the history of how philosophers and then scientists came to realize that humans are part of the natural world. Classical philosophers believed mankind evolved...

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Fossil hominins: analysis and interpretation

in Human Evolution

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; Biological Sciences; Human Evolution. 5568 words.

‘Fossil hominins: analysis and interpretation’ explains how researchers determine how many species there are within the hominin clade. The Linnean system provides a taxonomy into which new...

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Fossil hominins: their discovery and context

Bernard Wood.

in Human Evolution

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; Biological Sciences; Human Evolution. 3839 words.

‘Fossil hominins: their discovery and context’ considers the lines of evidence that can be used to investigate what the hominin clade of the tree of life looks like. The chances of a dead...

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Gowland, William (1842–1922), metallurgist and archaeologist

M. C. Curthoys.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Metals, Alloying, and Corrosion; Science and Mathematics; Physics. 1454 words.

Gowland, William (1842–1922), metallurgist and archaeologist, was born in South Durham Street, Sunderland, co. Durham, on 16 December 1842, the elder of two sons of George Thompson Gowland...

Hall, Edward Thomas [Teddy] (1924–2001), archaeological scientist

Robert Hedges.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Science and Mathematics. 1732 words.

Hall, Edward Thomas [Teddy] (1924–2001), archaeological scientist, was born at 9 Mandeville Place, London, on 10 May 1924, the younger son in the family of two sons and one daughter of...

Hedges, Frederick Albert Mitchell- (1882–1959), adventurer and travel writer

Raymond John Howgego.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1772 words.

Hedges, Frederick Albert Mitchell- (1882–1959), adventurer and travel writer, was born in Barnsbury, Islington, London, on 22 October 1882, the eldest of four children of John Hedges...

Higgs, Eric Sidney (1908–1976), sheep farmer and archaeologist

Geoff Bailey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Agriculture and Farming. 1083 words.

Higgs, Eric Sidney (1908–1976), sheep farmer and archaeologist, was born on 26 November 1908 in Oldbury Wells, near Bridgnorth in Shropshire, the elder son of Sidney Higgs, carpet designer,...

Hughes, Thomas McKenny (1832–1917), geologist, speleologist, and archaeologist

Jane Fawcett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1136 words.

Hughes, Thomas McKenny (1832–1917), geologist, speleologist, and archaeologist, was born in December 1832, in Aberystwyth, one of the family of three sons and five daughters of the Revd...

Human Evolution

Bernard Wood.

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Archaeology; Biological Sciences; Human Evolution. 144 pages.

Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the latest fossil finds. Although concentrating on the...

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Introduction

in Human Evolution

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; Biological Sciences; Human Evolution. 1286 words.

The ‘Introduction’ provides an overview of the scope of the field of paleoanthropology and the time period over which human evolution has taken place. All organisms can be fitted onto a...

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