Volume 45, Issue 2 (March 2000)
Dr. T. Dale Stewart's Travels
Renowned forensic physical anthropologist Dr. T. Dale Stewart traveled extensively to countries all over the world. The reasons for his journeys were manifold. He did fieldwork, took part in congresses, visited scientific institutions, and lectured by invitation at various universities. This paper deals with his journeys in general and with his four visits to Czechoslovakia in particular. Three of them were undertaken in connection with scientific congresses dedicated to Dr. Aleš Hrdlička. Dr. Stewart, as Hrdlička's successor in the Smithsonian Institution, always chose an appropriate topic for his lecture. His visits to Hrdlička's native country and town contributed to better mutual understanding and exchange of ideas between physical anthropologists and anatomists from both countries, the USA and Czechoslovakia (the today separate Czech and Slovak Republics).