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“The Idea of Human Prehistory: The Natural Sciences, The Human Sciences, and the Problem of Human Origins in Victorian Britain.” History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences (Special Issue on Human evolution: An agenda for history, philosophy, and social studies) 33 (2012): in press.
Associate editor and major contributing author (responsible for biographical and historical entries), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution. Bernard Wood (editor). 2 vols. Chichester: Blackwell Publishers, (2011).
Matthew R. Goodrum holds a Ph.D. in the History of Science from Indiana University and since 2003 he has been a professor of the history of science in the Department of Science and Technology in Society at Virginia Tech. His research explores the history of paleoanthropology, the history of prehistoric archaeology, and theories of human origins from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. He is interested in the relationship between the natural sciences and the human sciences, as well as the broader connections between theories of human origins and the broader religious and cultural context of these theories. He was the subject area editor for paleoanthropology for the New Dictionary of Scientific Biography (2008) and is the associate editor as well as a major contributing author for the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution (2011). He is currently working on a book on Raymond Dart and the background behind his idea that the South African australopithecines possessed an ‘osteodontokeratic culture.’ The book is tentatively titled Defending Australopithecus as a Human Ancestor: Raymond Dart, the Osteodontokeratic, and Tool-use as a Criterion for Establishing the Phylogenetic Status of Hominids. for more information you can visit Matthew Goodrum
History of science
History of paleoanthropology
History of prehistoric archaeology
Theories of human origins from the seventeenth to the twentieth century
Subject area editor for paleoanthropology for the New Dictionary of Scientific Biography (2008)
Associate editor for the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution (2011)
Major contributing author for the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution (2011)
Ph.D. in the History of Science from Indiana University