Aleš Hrdlička

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Aleš Hrdlička (March 30, 1869 – September 5, 1943) was an important figure in the development of anthropology, specifically physical anthropology, in the United States. His extensive writings not only catalogued his findings, but also provided physical evidence in support of his thesis that all human beings have a common origin.


  • The anthropology of Florida, Deland, Florida: Society, 1922
  • Practical anthropometry, Philadelphia: Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology, 1939