Russell Tuttle

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Russell Howard Tuttle (born August 18, 1939) is a distinguished primate morphologist,[1][2] paleoanthropologist, and a four-field (linguistics, archaeology, sociocultural anthropology and biological anthropology) trained Anthropologist.[3] He is currently an active Professor of Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, History of Science and Medicine and the College at the University of Chicago.[4] Tuttle was enlisted by Mary Leakey to analyze the 3.4-million-year-old footprints she discovered in Laetoli, Tanzania. He determined that the creatures that left these prints walked bipedally in a fashion almost identical to human beings.[5] He currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.


  1. ^ "Scientists Seeking Link with New Methods". Gadsden Times. 20 July 1971. p. 3. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Fingers Indicate Man Didn't Descent from Tree Swingers". Oxnard Press-Courier. 18 July 1969. p. 11. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Harper, Kyle; Nyhart, Lynn; Radin, Joanna; Tuttle, Russell; Thomas, Julia; Lyon, Jonathan (2016). ""Bio-History in the Anthropocene: Interdisciplinary Study on the Past and Present of Human Life"". Chicago Journal of History (7): 10. 
  4. ^ Choi, Charles Q. (9 October 2007). "Human Ancestors Walked Upright, Study Claims". LiveScience. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "SCIENCE WATCH; The Upright Primates". New York Times. 3 August 1982. p. 4. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 

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