A short history of physical anthropology in Slovenia
Keywords: physical anthropology, Slovenia, Yugoslavia, Božo Škerlj, history, University of Ljubljana, centenary
Physical anthropology is a scientific discipline focusing on biological aspects of human beings. It was amongst the first disciplines that developed at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, which celebrated its centenary in 2019. This paper was prepared for this special occasion and presents the establishment and development of the discipline in presentday Slovenia, as well as the most prominent Slovene physical anthropologists. A short overview of the main topics investigated over a century, and a short look into the future is presented.