Balzan mourns passing of Phillip V. Tobias (June 2012)

The International Balzan Foundation joins others across the globe in mourning the death of Phillip V. Tobias, 1987 Balzan prizewinner for Physical Anthropology.

He was awarded with this motivation: "Phillip Tobias is one of the outstanding leaders in the field of physical anthropology. His studies of human fossils, conducted mainly in South Africa, have greatly enriched our knowledge of the prehistoric development of mankind, from our early ancestors, Australopithecus, to Homo habilis, Homo erectus and Homo sapiens. His work has also thrown much light on the evolution of the size and capabilities of the human brain".

The Presidents of the Balzan Foundation “Prize”, Bruno Bottai, of the Balzan’s General Prize Committee, Salvatore Veca, and of the Balzan Foundation “Fund”, Achille Casanova, send their deepest condolences to the Tobias’ family.

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