Ariets Research Blog

January 3, 2009

The early inhabitants of western Asia

Filed under: Physical anthropology — Ariets @ 8:06 pm

Work by Felix von Luschan, austrian aristocrate and anthropologist. Note from wiki:

He studied medicine in Vienna and anthropology in Paris. Between 1878 and 1879 he was an army doctor in Bosnia and travelled through Dalmatia, Montenegro and Albania. In 1882 he became a lecturer (Privatdozent) at Vienna University, and in 1885 assistant director at the “Royal Anthropological Museum” (now the Ethnological Museum in Berlin), where from 1904 to 1911 he was Director of the Africa and Oceania Department. In this capacity he acquired the “Benin Antiquities”, a group of ivory carvings and bronze figures. He inaugurated his academic career in 1888, and in 1904 was appointed Reader and in 1911 Professor in the first Chair of Anthropology at the Humboldt University in Berlin. At the beginning of his career he explored in Lycia in southern Turkey together with Otto Benndorf. At Zincirli he discovered the ruins of Sam’al, capital of a small principality of the late Hittite period, which he excavated between 1888 and 1902.

To download his book, click here.

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