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The Dr. Grover S. Krantz Scholarship in Physical Anthropology was established in 2002 by Gary Breschini and Trudy Haversat. Dr. Grover Krantz was a professor at Washington State University beginning in 1968. He was a physical anthropologists whose teaching and research has covered all aspects of human evolution, primarily of skeletal traits, but also the evolution of our capacity for culture. Dr. Krantz served on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Cryptozoologoy in recognition of the work on the reported bipedal primate known as sasquatch (bigfoot). His major works include Climatic Races and Descent Groups (1980); the Antiquity of Race (1981, 1994, 1998); The Process of Human Evolution (1982, 1995); Geographical Development of European Languages (1988); and Big Footprints (1992). Other publications include original work on such topics as Neanderthal winter survival, stone tool making, language origins, mastoid function, tooth wear, mammal extinctions, sea-level changes, migrations, Neanderthal taxonomy, and pelvic evolution – all illustrated by the author.
Description of Scholarship
The Dr. Grover S. Krantz Scholarship in Physical Anthropology is given to an exceptional undergraduate or graduate student majoring in anthropology and demonstrating outstanding promise in anthropology in the fields of physical/biological anthropology, linguistic archaeology, and/or human demography. (By faculty nomination, no application.)