Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Jones, Frederick Wood

Functional anatomist at the Royal College of Surgeons; appointments in Egypt, Australia and Hawaii gave Jones ample opportunity to study mammals in the field; published several anatomical treatments with an evolutionary emphasis; supported the arboreal theory of primate evolution proposed by T.H. Huxley; remembered for an unorthodox view that hominids split from the apes as early as the Eocene epoc; also expounded a personal view of Lamarckism.

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