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By John G Fleagle, Christopher C. Gilbert

For approximately a part century, Dr. Simons has ruled the learn of primate evolution. This quantity summarizes the present nation of information in lots of elements of primate and human evolution which have been studied by means of Simons and his colleagues and position it in a broader paleontological and historic viewpoint. The e-book comprises the result of new learn in addition to reports of a few of the serious matters in primate and human evolution over the last 1/2 the 20 th century.

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Phil. D. Phil. ). D. dissertation at Oxford, I submitted to the Marshall Scholarship authorities a request for a further (third) year of support that was granted. After that development Sir Wilfrid began to take a more active interest in my work as an advisor, as did Dr. John Napier (University of London), who was chosen as a third reader for my dissertation. From then on I began to meet regularly with Sir Wilfrid. As head of the department, he was very busy, but was always happy to make appointments to discuss aspects of primate evolution with me.

Elwyn was a graduate student of Le Gros’ from September 1956 to 1959. , an FRS) for just over twenty years and he enjoyed an international reputation as a neuroscientist, a primatologist and as a paleoanthropologist. He had been elected President of the International Anatomical Congress in 1950, he was elected President of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland in 1951 and in 1955 the first edition of The Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution: an Introduction to the Study of Palaeoanthropology had appeared.

Weiner hoped that I could write a biographical article about Sir Wilfrid that would set the record straight. Unfortunately, apart from the thoughts here, I’ve never been able to do this. When I went to Oxford as a Marshall Scholar it was to work with Joseph Weiner. After I had made considerable progress on studies of early tarsioids and lemuroids that might be related to the origin of Anthropoidea, the topic chosen for my Oxford M. Sc. thesis, Dr. Weiner took my manuscript in to Sir Wilfrid’s office to show him.

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