Percy George Hamnall Boswell

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Professor Percy George Hamnall Boswell FRS[1] (1886–1960) was a British geologist. He was Professor of Geology at Liverpool University and Head of the Department of Geology at the Imperial College of Science, London. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in May, 1931.[2] In 1934 he visited Africa to validate Louis Leakey's claim that he had found fossil remains of Homo sapiens more than 100,000 years old and publicly disagreed with Leakey's conclusions.


  1. ^ Mitchell, G. H. (1961). "Percy George Hamnall Boswell. 1886-1960". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 7: 17–26. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1961.0002. JSTOR 769393. 
  2. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 18 December 2010.