Papers of anthropologist Vincent Sarich dating from approximately 1979 to 1999.
Vincent Sarich (1934-2012) was a professor in the department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley from
1966 to 1994. Before coming to UC Berkeley, he was professor of anthropology at Stanford University from 1967 to 1981. Sarich
focused his research on human variation, comparative biochemistry, molecular evolution, mammalian systematics, primate evolution,
and the evolution of human behavior. Early in his career, Sarich and his doctoral supervisor, Allan Wilson, published a seminal
paper in the journal Science in which he challenged standard interpretations of the fossil record that estimated the divergence time of humans and apes
as 10 to 30 million years. Sarich established a reputation as a controversial scholar of race and racial differentiation.
He as an vocal opponent of affirmative action and published a notable and favourable review of Charles Murray's and Richard
Herrnstein's controversial 1994 book The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life.
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