Missing links: Eugène Dubois and the origins of paleoanthropology

  title={Missing links: Eug{\`e}ne Dubois and the origins of paleoanthropology},
  author={Pat Shipman and Paul Storm},
  journal={Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues},
Examining the origins of various scientific fields may help to identify particular individuals whose thought, work, and discoveries have had a disproportionately large influence. Such individuals seem to serve as catalysts for a wider set of intellectual reactions, which then give rise to an entire field of study. In this paper, we propose explicit criteria for recognizing the founders of new fields. We contend that Eugène Dubois, best known as the man who found the “missing link” between apes… 
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