Hooten, Earnest Albert (hōˈtən) [key], 1887–1954, American anthropologist, b. Clemansville, Wis.; grad. Lawrence College, 1907, Ph.D. Univ. of Wisconsin, 1911, Rhodes scholar, 1910–13. He began teaching at Harvard in 1913 and became professor of anthropology in 1930, a post he held until his death. Hooten is known particularly for his researches on early man and primates. He also sought by meticulous study to establish scientifically a correlation between body build and social, cultural, and racial factors. He is the author of Ancient Inhabitants of the Canary Islands (1925), Up from the Ape (1931, rev. ed. 1946), Apes, Men, and Morons (1937), Crime and the Man (1939), Man's Poor Relations (1942), Young Man, You are Normal (1945), and with collaborators, The Physical Anthropology of Ireland (1955).
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