Davidson Black

1884 - 1934

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Davidson Black, FRS (July 25, 1884 – March 15, 1934) was a Canadian paleoanthropologist, best known for his naming of Sinanthropus pekinensis (now Homo erectus pekinensis). He was Chairman of the Geological Survey of China and a Fellow of the Royal Society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Davidson Black has received more than 48,802 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Davidson Black is the 102nd most popular archaeologist (down from 84th in 2019), the 581st most popular biography from Canada (down from 418th in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, Davidson Black ranks 102 out of 104Before him are John M. Allegro, Mortimer Wheeler, Grafton Elliot Smith, Colin Groves, Nancy Dupree, and Grahame Clark. After him are J. P. Mallory and Leonardo López Luján.

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Among people born in 1884, Davidson Black ranks 181Before him are José Patricio Guggiari, Adriaan van Maanen, Andrés Martínez Trueba, Linda Arvidson, Alexander Bustamante, and Frank Waller. After him are Oscar Micheaux, Thomas Blamey, Carlyle Blackwell, David Curtiss Munson, Arthur Edmund Carewe, and Sandy Turnbull. Among people deceased in 1934, Davidson Black ranks 134Before him are Emiliano González Navero, Edgeworth David, Lowell Sherman, Elizabeth Gertrude Britton, Karl Dane, and John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair. After him is Dorothy Dell.

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Among people born in Canada, Davidson Black ranks 581 out of 1,130Before him are Shawn Drover (1966), Jason Reitman (1977), Will Kymlicka (1962), Melody Anderson (1955), Jean Charest (1958), and Eric Johnson (1979). After him are Anne Heggtveit (1939), Christian Cage (1973), Steve Yzerman (1965), Barbara Hannigan (1971), John Rutsey (1952), and Angela Hewitt (1958).


Among archaeologists born in Canada, Davidson Black ranks 1