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Noel Thomas Boaz

Noel Thomas Boaz, museum curator. Member American Association Physical Anthropologists, American Anthropological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Anthropological Institute, Society Vertebrate Paleontology, American Association Museum, International Council. Museum, Explorers.

Background

  • Boaz, Noel Thomas was born on February 8, 1952 in Martinsville, Virginia, United States. Son of Thalma Noel and Elena More Anson (Taylor) Boaz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Virginia, 1973. Master of Arts, University California-Berkeley, 1974, Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Anthropology, 1977.

    Career

    • Senior museum scientist (paleoanthropology) University California-Berkeley, 1975-1977. Lecturer anthropology University of California at Los Angeles, 1977-1978. Adjunct assistant professor anatomy New York University School Medicine, 1978-1981, assistant professor anthropology, 1978-1984.

      Director Virginia Museum Natural History, 1984-1989, curator biographical anthropology, since 1989. Director International Sahabi Research Project, since 1976, Semliki Research Expedition, since 1982, research associate professor biology University Virginia, since 1986. Senior editor Neogene Paleontology and Geology of Sahabi, Libya, 1987.

      Editor: Evolution of Environments and Hominidae in the African Western Rift Valley, 1990. Contributor articles to professional journals. Appointed Virginia Commission Historic Landmarks, 1987.

      National Science Foundation grantee, 1976, 1980-1982, 85-86, 86—. National Geography Society grantee, 1978, 84, 86—. Presidential fellow, 1981.

      Wenner-Gren Foundation grantee, 1982, 85. Fulbright senior research fellow, Zaire, 1983-1984. Liberal studies.B. Leakey Foundation grantee, 1984-1985, 86—.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Association Physical Anthropologists, American Anthropological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Anthropological Institute, Society Vertebrate Paleontology, American Association Museum, International Council. Museum, Explorers.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Dechant, June 17, 1978.
    • father: Thalma Noel Boaz
    • mother: Elena More Anson (Taylor) Boaz
    • spouse: Dorothy Dechant
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    Born February 8, 1952
    (age 64)
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