Edwin H. Colbert

1905 - 2001

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Edwin Harris "Ned" Colbert (September 28, 1905 – November 15, 2001) was a distinguished American vertebrate paleontologist and prolific researcher and author. Born in Clarinda, Iowa, he grew up in Maryville, Missouri and graduated from Maryville High School. His father was George H. Colbert who was head of the mathematics department at Northwest Missouri State University and had been at the college since its founding in 1906.He received his A.B. from the University of Nebraska, then his Masters and Ph.D. from Columbia University, finishing in 1935. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edwin H. Colbert has received more than 28,955 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Edwin H. Colbert is the 67th most popular anthropologist, the 10,187th most popular biography from United States and the 20th most popular American Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Edwin H. Colbert ranks 67 out of 69Before him are Adolf Bernhard Meyer, Carleton S. Coon, Gayle Rubin, Napoleon Chagnon, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, and Grete Mostny. After him are Eugenie Scott and Alice Roberts.

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Among people born in 1905, Edwin H. Colbert ranks 308Before him are Tex Ritter, Pat Brown, Pedro Quartucci, Mulk Raj Anand, Jule Styne, and David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter. After him are Charles Lane, Frank Hussey, Bob Wills, William Alwyn, Thomas Gomez, and Chaudhry Muhammad Ali. Among people deceased in 2001, Edwin H. Colbert ranks 234Before him are Billy Liddell, Tatyana Averina, Bruce Halford, Betty Everett, Queen Aishwarya of Nepal, and King Moody. After him are Imogene Coca, Ken Green, Joan Sims, William T. Stearn, Régine Cavagnoud, and Arlene Francis.

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Among people born in United States, Edwin H. Colbert ranks 10,187 out of 15,968Before him are Harry Hines Woodring (1887), Mara Wilson (1987), Drew Fuller (1980), Erin Gray (1950), Nick Zano (1978), and John Morrison (1979). After him are Tom Scholz (1947), Catherine Coleman (1960), Benji Madden (1979), Simone Biles (1997), Judy Sheindlin (1942), and Joseph Kosinski (1974).

Among ANTHROPOLOGISTS In United States

Among anthropologists born in United States, Edwin H. Colbert ranks 20Before him are George Murdock (1897), Michael Harner (1929), David Graeber (1961), Carleton S. Coon (1904), Gayle Rubin (1949), and Napoleon Chagnon (1938). After him are Eugenie Scott (1945).