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Ales Hrdlicka


Who is Ales Hrdlicka?

Ales Hrdlicka: Aleš Hrdlička or Alës Hrdlicka was a Czech anthropologist who lived in the United States after his family had moved there in 1881. He was born in Humpolec, Bohemia and given a baptismal name "Alois", which he later changed into a more patriotic form "Aleš".

  • also known as Aleš Hrdlička
  • born on (145 years ago) in Humpolec
  • nationality: United States of America
  • profession: Anthropologist
  • died on (72 years ago) in Washington, D.C.
  • written works: "Practical Anthropomentry", "The peoples of the Soviet union", "The most ancient skeletal remains of man", "Anthropological work in Peru, in 1913", "Alaska diary, 1926-1931", "The Aleutian and Commander islands and their inhabitants", "Early man in South America", "Children who run on all fours", "The Eskimo child", "The natives of Kharga Oasis, Egypt", "Physical anthropology", "The old Americans", "The anthropology of Kodiak island", "Anthropological survey in Alaska", "Anthropometry", "Contribution to the physical anthropology of California", "Practical anthropometry", "The skeletal remains of early man"

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Anthropology (2005)

by H. James Birx

American physical anthropologist Ales Hrdlicka is most widely known for theories concerning Homo Neandertalensis and New World migrations. Born in Bohemia in 1869, Hrdlicka entered the United States in 1882. Similar to other immigrants ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pseudoscience (2013)

From Alien Abductions to Zone Therapy by William F. Williams

At the beginning of the 20th century, most anthropologists, led by theSmithsonian Institution's Ales Hrdlicka, believed that Homo sapiens was ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian History [4 volumes] (2007)

by Bruce E. Johansen, Barry M. Pritzker

Ales Hrdlicka, director of anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution, and Dr. Albert E. Jenks, an anthropologist at the University of Minnesota, [who, together] claimed to have ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Arctic (2012)

by Mark Nuttall

Over 50 years after archaeologist Ales Hrdlicka removed over 800 skeletons from a burial site in Larsen Bay, Pullar encouraged village residents to ask that the remains be returned, and guided the repatriation process through eight years of ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1920)

An International Work of Reference, Complete in Twelve Volumes, with 7000 Illustrations, Colored Plates, Colored Maps and Engravings

Ales Hrdlicka and E. A. Hooton, together with that of the differential psychologists and the cultural historians, ofi'ers the best possible antidote to the vagaries of the old Aryan myth. Various scientific students of the biological foundations of ...

Google previewArchaeology in America: An Encyclopedia [4 volumes] (2008)

An Encyclopedia by Linda S. Cordell, Kent Lightfoot, Francis McManamon, George Milner

Smithsonian anthropologist Ales Hrdlicka studied the Uyak site in the 1930s, mining its deposits for human remains and artifacts. A 1987 re-study revealed a large cluster of houses and storage structures at the eastern end of the site, Kodiak ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chrisholm

Ales Hrdlicka, who gives a full bibli - raphy zl' Skeletal Remains suggesting or attributed to Early Man in N. America," Smithsonian Institution, ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development (1998)

by Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Francis E. Johnston, Michael A. Preece

Ales Hrdlicka, the legendary founder of physical anthropology in North America, secured the measuring instruments and trained the measurers. In 1921 Baldwin published a classic monograph The Physical Growth of Children from Birth to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1919)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

Consult Ales Hrdlicka, "Skeleton Remains Suggesting or Attributed to Early Man in North America," in Bulletin No. 33, Bureau of American Ethnology (Washington 1907). LANSINGBURG, N. Y., village in Rensselaer County, north of the city of ...

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