HENRY HARPENDING holds the Thomas Chair as Distinguished Professor in the Department of Anthropolgy at the University of Utah, the strongest biological anthropology department in the United States. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a unique blend of field anthropologist (having spent years with the Bushmen and other peoples of the northern Kalahari) and population geneticist -one of international reputation, particularly active in the analysis of modern human origins. He played an important role in the development of the Out-of-Africa theory of human origins. He is coauthor, with Gregory Cochran, of The 10,000 Year Explosion.
holds the Thomas Chair as Distinguished Professor in the Department of Anthropolgy at the University of Utah