Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Hooton, Earnest Albert

US anthropologist and teacher; at Harvard, Hooton was mentor to many of America’s second and third generations of physical anthropologists; President, AAPA (1936-8); second Viking Fund Medalist (1947). In Up from the Ape (1931), Hooton strongly opposed the arboreal theory of primate evolution, and also proposed that human races branched as early as the basal Pleistocene, a form of polygenism.

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