The Morton Collection of Human Skulls at the Penn Museum

Read the Article

Lewis JE, DeGusta D, Meyer MR, Monge JM, Mann AE, et al. (2011) The Mismeasure of Science: Stephen Jay Gould versus Samuel George Morton on Skulls and Bias. PLoS Biol 9(6): e1001071. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001071

In the News

Wade, Nicholas (June 13, 2011). “Scientists Measure the Accuracy of a Racism Claim”. New York Times

Davis, Heather A. (June 13, 2011). “Penn Museum’s Morton Skull Collection at Center of Scientific Dispute”. University of Pennsylvania Spotlight

Flam, Faye (June 14, 2011). “Controversial skull study gets a new spin”. The Philadelphia Inquirer

Crimmins, Peter (June 9, 2011). “No skulduggery, but Penn scientist’s conclusions still invalid”.

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  • Brian Park

    Why would the Egyptians of that time period want to mummify an ibis (a kind of bird if I am not mistaken)? What was the context in which it was found (location, what was buried with it, etc)?