In Memoriam: Alan Thorne

I recently learned that Alan Thorne passed away on May 21, 2012, due to Alzheimers Disease. Thorne was an ardent proponent of multiregional continuity and coauthored a number of papers with Milford Wolpoff on the subject. (See here for one of Thorne’s early papers on the subject). Additionally, as the wikipedia article indicates, Thorne worked Lake Mungo and Kow Swamp. Not mentioned in the wikipedia article, or in any of the obituaries I have run across, is his work with snakes. How do snakes relate to human evolution? See here. He will be missed.

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