On June 7th, 2012, Phillip Vallentine Tobias passed away at the age of 86 after a long illness. Born in South Africa in 1925, Tobias was a renowned expert in the fields of paleoanthropology and human evolution. He worked with a number of other famous paleoanthropologists including Raymond Dart and Louis Leakey, and helped to expose the Piltdown Man hoax.
Tobias was a visiting scholar here at Penn for three academic years (1992-93, 1993-94
and 1994-95) and in 1994 the University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Science degree. Click here for more on Tobias' life, work, and legacy.