Ian Tattersall

Curator Emeritus, Division of Anthropology
American Museum of Natural History

What He Studies

How modern humans acquired a unique style of thinking, and how we managed to dominate the planet while other human species went extinct.

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In Search of the First Human Home

When did the savanna give way to the crash pad?
— Nautilus


Why Do We Care About Human Evolution Today?

Only by knowing the nature of the process that produced us can we begin to understand the rather bizarre and contradictory ways in which humans sometimes behave.
—Big Questions Online


American Museum of Natural History
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New York, NY 10024-5192

Phone: 212-769-5877
Fax: 212-769-5334
Email: iant@amnh.org