Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Anthropological Society Of London

Formed in 1863 as a competitor to the older Ethnological Society of London, chaired with a singular vision by James Hunt, who felt that ethnology was ‘too confined a term {and} no other word than anthropology could embrace the whole science of man’. Two years after Hunt’s death in 1869, the two societies met together, and were officially merged by 1884 into the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.

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