Human Evolution

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 157–173

An afro-european and euro-african human pathway through Sardinia, with notes on humanity’s world-wide water traversals and proboscidean comparisons

  • Phillip V. Tobias

DOI: 10.1007/BF02436368

Cite this article as:
Tobias, P.V. Hum. Evol. (2002) 17: 157. doi:10.1007/BF02436368


In September 1999 the author first visited Sardinia in order to participate in a meeting of the federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology, organised by Professor Alessandro Riva. Our stay in Cagliari coincided with the 200th anniversary of the appointment of Francesco Antonio Boi as the first Professor of Anatomy at the University of Cagliari. After a small ceremony to mark this bi-centennial, we visited the Collection of Anatomical Waxes of Clemente Susini at the University. The fascinating history of this collection has been described in various publications (Zanobio, 1979; Cattaneo and Riva, 1993; Riva et al., 1997) and was further expounded by Professor Riva at the bi-centenary.

Key words

Europe Africa Sardinia gateways 

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© International Institute for the Study of Man 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Phillip V. Tobias
    • 1
  1. 1.Sterkfontein Research Unit School of Anatomical SciencesUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburg

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