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KNM OG-45,500, Early Human, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
R. Potts et al.  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
African Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Material:
Plastic, Paint
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Olorgesailie, Africa, Kenya
Collection Date:
2003
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Theria, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Homo erectus
USNM Number:
EO401762
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30de2d0c8-cac2-45a8-8531-c88ef211c0f1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_13107368
Online Media:

KNM-ER 406, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
R. Leakey & H. Mutua  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
African Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Material:
Plastic, Paint
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Koobi Fora, Africa, Kenya
Collection Date:
1969
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Paranthropus boisei
USNM Number:
EO401763
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3fe981d83-dab1-42af-9b44-cf5c7e85cf29
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_13109445
Online Media:

Grover Sanders Krantz papers

Creator:
Krantz, Grover S.  Search this
Extent:
7.38 Linear feet (14 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 manuscript folder, 47 floppy disks, and 9 audio cassettes.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1904-2001
bulk 1955-2001
Summary:
Grover Sanders Krantz was a professor of physical anthropology at Washington State University and was considered a leading authority in hominoid evolution and primate bone structure, specializing in the reconstruction and casting of hominid fossils. Materials include articles, bibliographies, card files, clippings, correspondence, diplomas, computer disks, legal documents, manuscripts, maps, notebooks, notes, programs, school records, sketches, telegrams, transparencies and typescripts.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains the personal papers of Dr. Grover S. Krantz and documents his research in physical anthropology as well as his 30-year teaching career. The collection also contains materials on Krantz's activities in the field of cryptozoology, especially his investigations of Sasquatch. Materials include his writings, correspondence, notes, sketches, newspaper clippings, sound recordings, photographs, and electronic records. Some materials in the collection are written in code and noospel, a phonetic spelling system he had developed.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into 9 series: (1) Correspondence, 1964, 1974-2001; (2) Writings, 1955-2001; (3) Research, 1959-2001; (4) Professional Activities, 1958-2001; (5) Sasquatch, 1963-2001; (6) Teaching, 1957-2001; (7) Biographical and Personal Files, 1904-1911, 1931, 1952-2002; (8) Sound Recordings, 1988-1997, undated; (9) Electronic Records, 1987-2001
Biographical Note:
Grover Sanders Krantz was born on November 5, 1931, to Swedish immigrants in Salt Lake City, Utah, and spent his childhood in Salt Lake City and Rockford, Illinois. His undergraduate studies began at the University of Utah in 1949 but were postponed in 1951 by 18 months of service in the United States Air Force. After being honorably discharged, Krantz attended the University of California, Berkeley, and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Anthropology. In 1970, he earned his doctorate in physical anthropology from the University of Minnesota.

From 1968-1998, Krantz served as a professor of physical anthropology at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. He was considered a leading authority in hominoid evolution and an expert on primate bone structure, specializing in the reconstruction and casting of hominid fossils. Among his numerous publications are the books Climatic Races and Descent Groups, The Process of Human Evolution, and Geographical Development of European Languages. Publicly known for his interest in cryptozoology, Krantz was one of the first established researchers to pursue the question of Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, from a scientific approach. Other research interests included the origin of language and speech, sex identification of skeletons, and early human immigration into America.

After a battle with pancreatic cancer, Krantz passed away on February 14, 2002. At his request, his remains were sent to the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Research Facility, where scientists performed skeletal research of great forensic value. His bones were processed and sent to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History to be used in an educational capacity. In 2010, Grover Krantz's skeleton and that of his Irish Wolfhound Clyde were mounted in the museum's exhibit, "Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake."

Sources Consulted

"Dr. Grover Krantz." Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Accessed September 30, 2011. http://anthropology.si.edu/writteninbone/grover_krantz.html

"Grover S. Krantz, 70, Port Angeles, Wash." Lewiston Morning Tribune (Lewiston, ID), February 16, 2002.

Krantz, Grover. "Curriculum Vitae."

Ruane, Michael E. "Natural History Museum Grants Professor's Dying Wish: A Display of his Skeleton." Washington Post, August 11, 2012. Accessed April 12, 2012. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/10/AR2009041003357.html.

"Sasquatch expert Grover Krantz dies at age 70." Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), February 19, 2002.

Chronology

1931 -- Born November 5 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Carl Victor Emmanuel Krantz and Esther Maria (Sanders) Krantz

1949 -- Begins undergraduate studies at University of Utah

1951-1952 -- Serves in the United States Air Force at Clovis, New Mexico, as a desert survival instructor

1953 -- Marries Patricia Howland Transfers from University of Utah to University of California, Berkeley

1955 -- Receives B.A. in Anthropology from UC Berkeley

1958 -- Receives M.A. in Anthropology from UC Berkeley

1959 -- Marries Joan Brandson

1960-1966 -- Works as Museum Technician, R.H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

1964 -- Marries Evelyn Einstein

1966-1968 -- Works as Visiting Lecturer, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

1968 -- Begins work as Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department, Washington State University

1971 -- Receives Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, with the publication of his dissertation "The Origin of Man"

1972 -- Promoted to Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department, Washington State University

1973 -- Starts serving on Editorial Board, Northwest Anthropological Research Notes

1979 -- Starts serving on Editorial Board, Evolutionary Theory

1982 -- Serves as founding member and member of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Cryptozoology (ISC) Marries Diane Horton

1984 -- Due to high scores on the Miller Analogy Test, is accepted into Intertel, an organization that accepts only individuals who have scored at or above the 99th percentile on a standardized IQ test

1987 -- Appears in well-publicized creationism vs. evolution debate with Duane Gish, Washington State University

1988 -- Organizes and chairs Early Man symposium at the American Anthropological Association meeting in D.C.

1994 -- Offered Full Professor title within the Anthropology Department, Washington State University

1998 -- Publishes Only a Dog, a story about the relationship between Krantz and his first Irish Wolfhound Clyde Retires from Washington State University

1999 -- Appears in the documentary "Sasquatch Odyssey"

2002 -- Dies February 14 of pancreatic cancer His remains are processed at the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Research Facility His bones and bones of his Irish Wolfhounds are donated to the Smithsonian Institution for educational purposes

2010-2013 -- His mounted bones and bones of his Irish Wolfhound, Clyde, appear in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History exhibit "Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake"
Separated Materials:
Film and video, including copies of the Patterson-Gimlin film, have been transferred to the Human Studies Film Archives (HSFA accession 2003-04).

Grover S. Krantz's specimens were donated to the National Museum of Natural History's Physical Anthropology Collections.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Grover Krantz's wife Diane Horton and his brother Victor Krantz, a former Smithsonian photographer.
Restrictions:
Materials that include student grades are restricted until 2081. Nude photographs of Grover were restricted until 2017. Electronic records are restricted due to preservation concerns.

Access to the Grover Sanders Krantz papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Sasquatch  Search this
Human evolution  Search this
Fossil hominids  Search this
Primates  Search this
Biological anthropology  Search this
Citation:
Grover Sanders Krantz papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2003-21
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Grover Sanders Krantz papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw337e0bfb9-5769-42fc-84f7-679f4ba004d0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2003-21

SK 47, Fossil Hominid, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
R. Broom  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
African Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Life Stage:
Juvenile
Material:
Plaster, Paint
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Swartkrans, Africa, South Africa, Gauteng Province
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Paranthropus robustus
USNM Number:
EO67369
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31de4ab0b-4679-45b7-b860-5eb47be10d98
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_10023204
Online Media:

Taung Child, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
R. Dart  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
African Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Life Stage:
Juvenile
Material:
Plaster, Paint
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Taung, Africa, South Africa, North West Province
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Australopithecus africanus
USNM Number:
EO67370
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ac12e5fb-b7f5-4927-bb36-b8d652d21dcd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_10023205
Online Media:

Saldanha, Fossil Hominid, Human

Collector:
K. Jolly  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Saldanha Bay  Search this
Region:
African Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Life Stage:
Adult
Material:
Plaster, Paint
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Elandsfontein, Africa, Saldanha Bay, South Africa, Western Cape
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Theria, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Homo heidelbergensis
USNM Number:
EO67373
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f6bcf884-cde8-4af8-a1ab-afb13c7afb3e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_10023208
Online Media:

STS 5, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
R. Broom & J. Robinson  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
African Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Life Stage:
Adult
Material:
Plastic, Paint
Sex:
Female
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Sterkfontein, Africa, South Africa, Gauteng Province
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Australopithecus africanus
USNM Number:
EO67547
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cb727981-fdc8-4575-b6b6-5a578895888d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_10023216
Online Media:

OH 5, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
M. Leakey  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
African Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Life Stage:
Adult
Material:
Plastic
Sex:
Male
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Olduvai Gorge, Africa, Tanzania
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Paranthropus boisei
USNM Number:
EO53490
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3edacfd86-35c6-42f2-b307-2c526d945ec7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_11043681
Online Media:

KNM-ER 3733, Early Human, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
B. Ngeneo  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
African Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Material:
Plastic, Paint
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Koobi Fora, Africa, Kenya
Collection Date:
1975
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Theria, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Homo erectus
USNM Number:
EO401765
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3653e876a-67b7-4ff4-8dd4-f94b9c595954
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_13109634
Online Media:

Using The 3 Whys with Human Evolution | Easy PZ

Creator:
Smithsonian Education  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-05-29T17:35:24.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
Topic:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianEducation
Data Source:
Smithsonian Education
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianEducation
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_r3g3s5MGuQ8

Mammoth trumpet

Author:
University of Maine at Orono Center for the Study of Early Man  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 43 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1984
1984-
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Fossil hominids--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
GN700 .M265
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_198216

Proceedings of the Fifth and Sixth Symposia on Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia and the Pacific Rim edited by Shinobu Akiyama [and others]

Author:
Symposium on Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia and the Pacific Rim (5th : 2002 : Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan (Japan))  Search this
Akiyama, Shinobu  Search this
Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan (Japan)  Search this
Symposium on Collection Building and Natural History Studies in Asia and the Pacific Rim (6th : 2003 : Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan (Japan))  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 292 pages illustrations (some color), maps 26 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Place:
Southeast Asia
Pacific Area
Date:
2004
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Natural history--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Call number:
QH70.A785 S96 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_739246

Early man in the Southern Hemisphere : supplement to Archaeometry : Australasian studies 1988 / edited by John R. Prescott

Author:
Prescott, J. R. V (John Robert Victor)  Search this
Australian Archaeometry Conference (3rd : 1988 : University of Adelaide)  Search this
Physical description:
v, 52 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Southern Hemisphere
Date:
1988
Topic:
Fossil hominids  Search this
Archaeometry  Search this
Call number:
CC75.7 .A66 1988 suppl
CC75.7.A66 1988 suppl
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_387766

La Chapelle-aux-Saints, Neanderthal Man, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
A. Bouyssonie, J. Bouyssonie & L. Bardon  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
European Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Life Stage:
Adult
Material:
Plaster, Paint
Sex:
Male
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Europe, France, Limousin, Corrèze
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Theria, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Homo neanderthalensis
USNM Number:
EO67375
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3acdf7cfe-a8f2-4b6c-b316-3810679003a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_10023210
Online Media:

Taung Child, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
R. Dart  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
African Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Life Stage:
Juvenile
Material:
Plastic, Paint
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Africa, South Africa, North West
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Australopithecus africanus
USNM Number:
EO67545
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3becdf000-a6f3-4c2a-bfe2-732c98849458
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_10023214

OH 5, Fossil Hominid, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
M. Leakey  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
African Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Life Stage:
Adult
Material:
Plastic, Paint
Sex:
Male
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Olduvai Gorge, Africa, Tanzania
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Paranthropus boisei
USNM Number:
EO67546
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f80655a2-04d1-46c3-8b78-3a5e6b7efa5e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_10023215
Online Media:

Kabwe 1, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
T. Zwiglaar  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
African Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Life Stage:
Adult
Material:
Plaster, Paint
Sex:
Male
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Kabwe (also known as Broken Hill), Africa, Zambia
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Theria, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Homo heidelbergensis
USNM Number:
EO67372-DSP
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/318a60571-2e07-471e-9bdd-957ff12377c8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_10835874
Online Media:

Zhoukoudian, Early Human, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
D. Black  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
Asia & Middle East Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Life Stage:
Adult
Material:
Plaster, Paint
Sex:
Male
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Zhoukoudian, Asia, China
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Theria, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Homo erectus
USNM Number:
EO400494-DSP
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f3c70f10-7ba3-45e0-b57d-c6e41c8830b1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_11043690
Online Media:

La Chapelle-aux-Saints, Neanderthal Man, Fossil Hominid

Collector:
A. Bouyssonie, J. Bouyssonie & L. Bardon  Search this
Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
European Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Life Stage:
Adult
Material:
Plaster, Paint
Sex:
Male
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
La Chapelle-aux-Saints, Europe, France
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Theria, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Homo neanderthalensis
USNM Number:
EO400495-DSP
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3335deaf0-84ce-4d9a-a956-e31aac604372
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_11043691
Online Media:

Zhoukoudian, Early Human, Fossil Hominid

Discipline:
Anthropology  Search this
Region:
Asia & Middle East Region  Search this
Is this real?:
No, it's a cast.
Life Stage:
Adult
Material:
Plastic, Paint
Sex:
Male
Object Type:
Education and Outreach collections
Collecting Locality:
Zhoukoudian, Asia, China
Topic:
Education & Outreach  Search this
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Tetrapoda, Mammalia, Theria, Primates, Hominidae
Scientific Name:
Homo erectus
USNM Number:
EO400838
See more items in:
Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3534632e5-b490-4b10-a238-77ee6805a8a9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnheducation_11043696

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