University of Pittsburgh
February 24, 2003

Pitt Anthropology Professor's Reference Book Wins Association of American Publisher's Award The Human Fossil Record, Volume 1, named best in Single Reference Sciences

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February 25, 2003

PITTSBURGH—The Association of American Publishers' (AAP) Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division has recognized University of Pittsburgh Professor Jeffrey Schwartz and colleague Ian Tattersall's The Human Fossil Record, Volume 1 (Wiley-Liss, 2002), with the 2002 Professional Scholarly Publishing award in the category of Single Reference Sciences.

The Human Fossil Record, Volume 1, was among 33 professional and scholarly titles in a host of academic disciplines honored at AAP's annual February conference.

Under contract with Wiley-Liss, Schwartz, professor of physical anthropology and history and philosophy of science, and Tattersall, curator of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, embarked on a major undertaking almost a decade ago, when they began the first systematic study of the human fossil record following a uniform protocol. Volume 1 is the first of a planned set. Volume 2 will be published in March. When their work is completed, the researchers will produce a three-volume compendium that will include descriptions, photographic images, diagrams, and drawings as well as an evolutionary analysis of virtually the entire human fossil record.

The PSP Awards are given annually by AAP's PSP division to acknowledge excellence in book, journal, and electronic publishing in all the disciplines represented by professional, scholarly, and reference publishing.

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