Thomas Dale Stewart (anthropologist)

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T. Dale Stewart
T. Dale Stewart Examining Skull.jpg
Photograph probably taken on October 3, 1950 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Born(1901-06-10)June 10, 1901
DiedOctober 27, 1997(1997-10-27) (aged 96)
Nationality American
Education Doctor of Medicine, 1931
Johns Hopkins University
Scientific career
Fields Forensic Anthropology
Physical Anthropology
Institutions Smithsonian Institution
Influences Aleš Hrdlička

Thomas Dale Stewart (June 10, 1901 – October 27, 1997) was a founder of modern forensic anthropology and a major contributor to most areas of human skeletal biology, paleopathology, and related areas of physical anthropology. [1] [2] [3] Stewart was known to have a more even temperament than his mentor, Aleš Hrdlička. [4] Stewart began his career in 1927 as an Aid to Hrdlička in the Division of Physical Anthropology of the United States National Museum at the Smithsonian Institution. He advanced to Curator of the Division in 1942 and to Head Curator of the Department of Anthropology in 1961. In 1963, he was appointed Director of the National Museum of Natural History and also served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Science in 1964. He retired from administration in 1966 to pursue his research as Senior Anthropologist. Upon his retirement in 1971, he was appointed Anthropologist Emeritus. [5]

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  1. Pace, Eric (October 30, 1997). "T. Dale Stewart Dies at 96 - Anthropologist at Smithsonian". The New York Times. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  2. Ubelaker, Douglas H. (2006). "Thomas Dale Stewart". Biographical Memoirs (PDF). Vol. 88. Washington, D.C: National Academy Press. pp. 352–367. ISBN   978-0-309-10389-3 . Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  3. Ubelaker, Douglas H. (2012). "Contributions of T. Dale Stewart (1901–1997) to Paleopathology". In Buikstra, Jane; Roberts, Charlotte (eds.). The Global History of Paleopathology: Pioneers and Prospects. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 119–125. doi:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.003.0015. ISBN   978-0-19-538980-7.
  4. Redman, Samuel J. (2016). Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN   9780674660410.
  5. "T. D. Stewart Oral History Interviews". Smithsonian Institution Archives.

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