Raymond Dart

1893 - 1988

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Raymond Arthur Dart (4 February 1893 – 22 November 1988) was an Australian anatomist and anthropologist, best known for his involvement in the 1924 discovery of the first fossil ever found of Australopithecus africanus, an extinct hominin closely related to humans, at Taung in the North of South Africa in the province Northwest. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Dart has received more than 180,282 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Raymond Dart is the 20th most popular anthropologist (up from 34th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Australia (up from 73rd in 2019) and the most popular Australian Anthropologist.

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Among anthropologists, Raymond Dart ranks 20 out of 69Before him are Eugène Dubois, Edward T. Hall, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Knud Rasmussen, Mary Douglas, and Victor Turner. After him are Marvin Harris, Leslie White, Marshall Sahlins, Mary Leakey, Marc Augé, and Wilhelm Schmidt.

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Among people born in 1893, Raymond Dart ranks 68Before him are Ernst Öpik, Clemens Krauss, Federico Mompou, Dorothy L. Sayers, Carl Værnet, and Wilhelm Zaisser. After him are Battista Farina, Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz, Conrad Veidt, Bill Tilden, Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, and Gaston Julia. Among people deceased in 1988, Raymond Dart ranks 55Before him are Antonín Puč, Giuseppe Saragat, Heo Jeong, Dino Grandi, Sergey Gorshkov, and Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás. After him are Branko Zebec, Bacha Khan, Chico Mendes, Giacinto Scelsi, Trường Chinh, and Anne Ramsey.

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Among people born in Australia, Raymond Dart ranks 51 out of 790Before him are Liam Hemsworth (1990), George Miller (1945), Roy Emerson (1936), Travis Fimmel (1979), David Helfgott (1947), and Jonathan Hyde (1948). After him are Phil Rudd (1954), Thomas Keneally (1935), Barry Marshall (1951), Flea (1962), Macfarlane Burnet (1899), and Michael Hutchence (1960).


Among anthropologists born in Australia, Raymond Dart ranks 1After him are Bill Mollison (1928).