White, Tim Douglas

White, Tim (Timothy) Douglas

(1950–  ) physical anthropologist; born in Los Angeles, Calif. A professor at the University of California: Berkeley (1970), his excavation of protohominid footprints in Tanzania (1978) led to his codiscovery (with D. C. Johanson) of "Lucy," the earliest human ancestor (Australopithecus afarensis) (1978–79).
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