Tobias in conversation: genes, fossils and anthropology

Phillip V. Tobias, Goran Štrkalj, Jane Dugard

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Based on a collection of interviews with Tobias over a period of six years, on topics such as research into the physical anthropology of living peoples; studies of mammalian chromosomes; an invitation from Louis and Mary Leakey to describe all the hominid fossils they discovered; the identification, description and naming of Homo habilis; re-opening of the Sterkfontein fossil site in 1966; Tobias's political activism and medical ethics; and his personal philosophy concerning religion and evolution.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationJohannesburg, South Africa
PublisherWits University Press
ISBN (Print)9781868144778
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Tobias, Phillip V.--Interviews
  • Paleoanthropologists--South Africa--Interviews
  • Anatomists--South Africa--Interviews
  • Evolution--Religious aspects
  • Medical ethics--South Africa--Biography


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