The goal of this project is to track the relationships among PhDs in Physical Anthropology. This project is inspired by a paper by Kelley and Sussman in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, which presented "genealogy data" on field primatologists.
Genealogy may be the more accurate term, but we like to think of it as a phylogenetic tree. Whatever term you use, we believe that tracing academic history is important. Using web tools, we are expanding on previous work by providing interactive visualizations of this data, and by allowing people from all over the world to contribute their data.