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Noel Thomas Boaz

museum curator

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—.

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