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Carleton Stevens Coon
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Carleton Stevens Coon (June 23, 1904 – June 3, 1981) was an American physical anthropologist.

Carleton Stevens Coon (June 23, 1904 – June 3, 1981) was an American physical anthropologist. A Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, lecturer and professor at Harvard University, he was president of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Coon's theories on race are widely rejected by modern anthropologists for unsubstantiated claims of European superiority to all other races.

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Carleton S. Coon, in full Carleton Stevens Coon, (born June 23, 1904, Wakefield, Massachusetts, . His autobiography, Adventures and Discoveries, was published posthumously in 1981. died June 3, 1981, Gloucester, Massachusetts), American anthropologist who made notable contributions to cultural and physical anthropology and archaeology. His areas of study ranged from prehistoric agrarian communities to contemporary tribal societies in the Middle East, Patagonia, and the hill country of India His autobiography, Adventures and Discoveries, was published posthumously in 1981.

Carleton Coon was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts to a Cornish . Adventures and Discoveries: The Autobiography of Carleton S. Coon (1981).

Carleton Coon was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts to a Cornish American family. He developed an interest in prehistory, and attended Phillips Academy, Andover where he studied hieroglyphics and became proficient in ancient Greek. Coon matriculated to Harvard, where he studied Egyptology with George Reisner. He had continued his theory of five races.

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Early Years and Education Adventures and Discoveries: The Autobiography of Carleton S. Coon. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1981.

Early Years and Education. Carleton Coon was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts, the son of John Lewis Coon and Bessie Carleton. Coon later backed away from some of the ideas expressed in this book, yet he did succeed in showing that race could be studied using evolutionary biology and the hominid fossil record.

Carleton Stevens Coon, (June 23, 1904 – June 3, 1981) was a American physical anthropologist and race realist best remembered for his scientific works on race. He fought a losing battle against the rise of Boasian anthropology and race denialism and is consequently often negatively misrepresented by the victors now dominating American anthropology. Tribes of the Rif. (1931). Harvard African Studies. The Races of Europe (1939).

Adventures and Discoveries : The Autobiography of Carleton S. Autobiography of Carleton S. Coon (1904-1981), an American anthropologist and author of many works on the peoples of the Middle East and Africa.

Carleton Stevens Coon, (23 June 1904 – 3 June 1981) was a American physical anthropologist, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, and lecturer and professor at Harvard. Coon is noted for books on race. Carleton Coon was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Coon transfered to Harvard, where he studied Egyptology with George Reisner

Carleton Stevens Coon, Wakefield, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos de América, 23 de junio de 1904 Gloucester .

Carleton Stevens Coon, Wakefield, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos de América, 23 de junio de 1904 Gloucester .

  • Although I have read three books by anthropologist Carleton Coon (The Races of Europe, Caravan!, and the Origin of Races), I was still not prepared to grapple with his arduous life of adventure and discovery. It would be enough to drain three or four people. He explored caves throughout the vast area of the Middle East (from Rabat to Yemen and up to Tehran and Kabul), served with the OSS as an American Lawrence of the Riffs during WWII, directed excavations, and had to deal as an on-the-spot diplomat with local tribal chiefs, bigwigs, and an array of American, European, and Asian professionals. He had sufficient stamina to engage in fist-fights with troublemakers at his various digs, and sufficient hauteur to eject impoverished cave dwellers to what he considered "do-able" alternative quarters to proceed with his explorations. Undoubtedly, he knew he was an Ubermensch and could act the part. His great pride in his Cornish and blue-blooded Yankee ancestry comes through at the outset. He came from families of achievers, became a Harvard Ph.D and mastered more than the essentials of Arabic at an early age, and left offspring to continue his trail of high endeavor. This genetic and willed status (and the desire to keep it for himself and his descendants) probably informed many of his observations of the races and peoples of this Earth, but guided a certain caution and an undoubted lack of candor about what he really believed respecting the race question that he saw "tearing the country apart" in the 1950's. Thus, he kept his collaboration with the race-differences publicist Carleton Putnam under wraps, as well as what now appears to be his collaboration with Humphrey Ireland (aka Wilmot Robertson) in authoring The Dispossessed Majority, which revived some of the ideas of Madison Grant, to include the anti-black emphasis, Nordicism, and considerable antisemitism--and this latter clandestine project more than a decade prior to completion of his autobiography. Overall, he had sufficient discretion to obtain major publishers for his works, despite taking some snubs and some harsh criticisms (ad hominem and otherwise) for the views on which he openly staked his reputation. Aside from this not being a truly candid autobiography (making due with dropping a few hints here and there), it is open to criticism for its lack of condensation and its tendency to appear as a scrapbook of names and places and a multitude of journeys hither and yon. Very fortunately, Coon at the outset features a brief and concise "obituary" wherein his background and achievements are summarized. Recommended for those who are familiar with at least a few of his numerous works; a knowledge of his North African diary of the war years would be extremely helpful also in making better sense of his references to his wartime activities on behalf of Operation Torch and the liberation of Corsica.

  • You cannot understand Coon until you've read his autobiography written a year before he died. Aside from being entertaining, this retrospective work gives added insight into how soundly Coon reflected on his legacy; his errors and his successes. He definitely feels that race stydy has been politicized by liberals and that this kind of thing really helps the Racists more than hurts them. He also reminds everyone that his books were widely quoted in the Eastern Bloc, by anti-racist, anti-nazi governments and educational institutions. You can not understand Coon fully until you're read his last words. That is what this book represents. If you haven't been misled into thinking that 'races don't exist' and have come across Coon before, his autobiography is a good choice.