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Timothy D. White [born 1950]


Definition: Tim D. White is an American paleontologist, who has concentrated his career in Africa. He has worked on numerous sites of great importance to the archaeological world, including Laetoli, Tanzania and Koobi Fora, Kenya. White was with Donald Johanson when he found the Australopithecus skeleton called Lucy, and together they went a long way towards defining the evolutionary paths toward Homo sapiens that we understand today. He also discovered the first Australopithecus ramidus, a 4.4 million year old ancestor of ours. Educated at the University of Michigan, White is currently at the University of Califoria at Berkeley.

White, Timothy D. 1992. Prehistoric cannibalism at Mancos 5MTUMR-2346. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press
---1985. Acheulian man in Ethiopia's Middle Awash Valley : the implications of cutmarks on the Bodo cranium. Haarlem : J.E. en Zonen.

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