Hooten, Earnest

Hooten, Earnest (Albert)

(1887–1954) physical anthropologist; born in Clemansville, Wis. He was a professor at Harvard, where his laboratory became a center for training physical anthropology specialists. His many popular books introduced human anatomical evolution to a non-academic readership. His occasionally controversial research concentrated on classifying human races and relating physical characteristics to behavior.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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