Jeffrey Schwartz

University of Pittsburgh, USA


Jeffrey H. Schwartz received his Ph.D. in 1974 from Columbia University and is currently Professor of Physical Anthropology and History and Philosophy of Science and Resident Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History. He has done archaeological and paleontological fieldwork throughout the Mediterranean region, as well as in the UK, the American Southwest, and Vietnam. Schwartz has published over 200 articles and a dozen books lectures extensively on topics ranging from the history of evolutionary thought, theoretical and developmental biology, systematic method and theory, comparative osteology, to human development. He is also one of the leading authorities on the primate, including human, fossil record, and his co-authored volume series, The Human Fossil Record, represents that first comprehensive compilation of description and illustration of virtually all known fossil hominids. His decades-long research on the history of study of human-ape relationships, as well as his own comparative work, has led to a number of theoretical and philosophical publications dissecting the assumptions that generally underlie systematic methodology and specifically with those that have informed the field of molecular systematics.

Biography Updated on 21 May 2012

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