Arthur Smith Woodward

Arthur Smith Woodward
Woodward before 1909
Born(1864-05-23)23 May 1864
Died2 September 1944(1944-09-02) (aged 80)
Alma materVictoria University of Manchester
Known forPrehistoric fish research, Piltdown Man
AwardsLyell Medal (1896)
Clarke Medal (1914)
Royal Medal (1917)
Wollaston Medal (1924)
Hayden Memorial Geological Award (1938)
Linnean Medal (1940)
Fellow of the Royal Society[1]
Scientific career
InstitutionsBritish Museum (Natural History)

Sir Arthur Smith Woodward, FRS[1] (23 May 1864 – 2 September 1944) was an English palaeontologist, known as a world expert in fossil fish. He also described the Piltdown Man fossils, which were later determined to be fraudulent. He is not related to Henry Woodward, whom he replaced as curator of the Geology Department of the British Museum of Natural History.[2]

  1. ^ a b Cooper, C. F. (1945). "Arthur Smith Woodward. 1864–1944". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 5 (14): 79–112. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1945.0006.
  2. ^ "Arthur Smith Woodward biography". Natural History Museum, London. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.

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