Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Brief Post: Philip Tobias Dies at Age 86

Dr. Tobias
The great paleontologist and researcher Philip Tobias passed away on June 7th in South Africa.

His legacy is incredibly important as he was a connection to Raymond Dart, as well as a world renowned anthropologist and teacher who classified many hominid discoveries over decades of work.

Here is a link to an article in his memory:


Thank you Dr. Tobias for all you've given humanity. And for letting us see, if even just a little clearer, where we've been, who we are, and perhaps where we may be going as a species.


  1. He died 7 June 2012, not July 7th. Please correct!

  2. Hi Rick,

    As noted on FB, I have corrected the error in the post. I had been meaning to write about this for some time and this being July rather than June, I just totally made a mistake.

    Thank you for the editorial review.