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Ian Tattersall is and American curator. He has curated in the Department of Anthropology of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He has concentrated his research over the past quarter-century in two main areas: the analysis of the human fossil record, and the study of the ecology and systematics of the lemurs of Madagascar.
Tattersall is also a prominent interpreter of human paleontology to the public, with several recent trade books to his credit, among them “Extinct Humans”, “Becoming Human: Evolution and Human Uniqueness”, and “The Last Neanderthal: The Rise, Success and Mysterious Extinction of Our Closest Human Relatives”. He has also been responsible for several major exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History, including Ancestors: Four Million Years of Humanity; Dark Caves, Bright Visions: Life in Ice Age Europe; and the Hall of Human Biology and Evolution.
Source - CUNY http://web.gc.cuny.edu/anthropology/fac_tattersall.html