Query: journal: "Contributions to Zoology"
|Author||Ellen M.A. de Looze|
|Title||Short notes and reviews Eug. Dubois and punctuated evolution: letters to H. Engel|
|Journal||Contributions to Zoology|
|Keywords||Pithecanthropus erectus; Dubois, Engel; history of biology|
|Abstract||Marie Eugène François Thomas Dubois (1858- 1940) became famous for the discovery of a scullcap (Fig. 1), some molars and a thigh-bone, that he named ‘the missing link’ (Java Man Pithecanthropus erectus, Dubois 1894), found during excavations at Trinil on the island of Java in the years 1891 and 1892.|
In 1887 Dubois decided to give up his promising career at the University of Amsterdam in order to do paleontological excavations in Indonesia, then ‘Nederlands-lndië’, in search of our forefathers (Theunissen, 1985). He entered the service of the ‘Koninklijk Nederlandsch-Indisch Leger’ as an officer of the Medical Board to provide maintenance for himself, his wife Anna and their new-born daughter (pers. comm. Dr Pat Shipman).
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