Phillip V. Tobias

1925 - 2012

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Phillip Vallentine Tobias (14 October 1925 – 7 June 2012) was a South African palaeoanthropologist and Professor Emeritus at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He was best known for his work at South Africa's hominid fossil sites. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phillip V. Tobias has received more than 46,214 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Phillip V. Tobias is the 90th most popular archaeologist, the 109th most popular biography from South Africa and the most popular South African Archaeologist.

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Among archaeologists, Phillip V. Tobias ranks 90 out of 104. Before him are Carl Blegen, Henri Frankfort, José Leite de Vasconcelos, Lewis Binford, John Marshall, and James Mellaart. After him are Michael D. Coe, Arthur Surridge Hunt, Franz Weidenreich, Ian Hodder, Bernard Pyne Grenfell, and John M. Allegro.

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Among people born in 1925, Phillip V. Tobias ranks 338Before him are Colette Marchand, Lyuben Berov, Georges Stuber, Tony Benn, Ritwik Ghatak, and Guru Dutt. After him are Dany Dauberson, Axel Schandorff, Hugh O'Brian, June Lockhart, Abel Muzorewa, and Shirley Strickland. Among people deceased in 2012, Phillip V. Tobias ranks 308Before him are Michael O'Hare, Geoffrey Hughes, Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, Peter Struck, Jorge Illueca, and Sergey Nikolsky. After him are Margaret Mahy, François Migault, Valeri Vasiliev, Barney McKenna, Jenni Rivera, and Robert Hughes.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Phillip V. Tobias ranks 109 out of 312. Before him are Jan de Klerk (1903), Cecil Kellaway (1890), Louis Raymond (1895), John Kani (1943), George F. R. Ellis (1939), and Devdas Gandhi (1900). After him are Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1928), Denis Goldberg (1933), Tony Maggs (1937), Janet Suzman (1939), Tom Naudé (1889), and Eddie Kramer (1942).

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Among archaeologists born in South Africa, Phillip V. Tobias ranks 1