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Loren Corey Eiseley

Eiseley, Loren Corey (Īzˈlē) [key], 1907–77, American anthropologist, b. Lincoln, Nebr. He taught anthropology at the Univ. of Kansas (1937–44), was chair of sociology and anthropology at Oberlin College (1944–47), and was professor and chair of the anthropology department at the Univ. of Pennsylvania (1947–59). He was named Benjamin Franklin and University Professor of Anthropology and History of Science in 1961. A specialist in early peoples of the Americas, he achieved fame as a naturalist and humanist writer. His works include All the Strange Hours (1975).

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