Sarich, Vincent M.

Sarich, Vincent M.

(1934–  ) physical anthropologist; born in Chicago, Ill. He was a professor at Stanford University (1967–81) before joining the University of California: Berkeley (1981). His comparative protein studies engendered his controversial evolutionary theory that humans diverged from African apes as recently as four million years ago.
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