This series includes notes, correspondence, photographs, and illustrations related to Hrdlička's study of early hominids. Hrdlička traveled widely and often to examine and measure remains attributed to ancient man and to the sites where the fossils were found. He also met and corresponded with many leading researchers into the origins of man, including Raymond Dart, Davidson Black, Eugene Dubois, Sir Arthur Keith, and Sir Arthur Smith-Woodward.
See Series 3: Correspondence, "Dart, Raymond"; "Black, Davidson"; "Dubois, Eugene"; "Keith, Arthur Sir"; and "Smith Woodward, Arthur Sir" for additional materials. There is also information on Hrdlička's studies of early man in many other series.
The Aleš Hrdlička papers are open for research.
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Aleš Hrdlička papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The Repatriation Office, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, provided funds for the arrangement and description of the Aleš Hrdlička papers
Individual portraits of anthropologists, including George A. Dorsey in naval uniform, Wenzhong (W. C.) Pei in Beijing, and Davidson Black at Zhoukoudian. Pei and Black are noted as having both been involved in the discovery of Sinanthropus pekinensis, an ancient species of human.
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NAA Photo Lot 77-11
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Photo lot 77-11, Photographs of George A. Dorsey, Wenzhong Pei, and Davidson Black, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Fossil man in China : the Choukoutien cave deposits with a synopsis of our present knowledge of the late Cenozoic in China / by Davidson Black ... [et al.] ; edited by Davidson Black ; with a foreword by Wong Wen Hao