Physical anthropology

In the 19th century, physical anthropology (also known as biological anthropology) focussed on the study of the physiology and morphology of different human groups. In France, Ernest Hamy was a key figure in this area of ethnology. In 1877, Hamy became a member of Commission de Topographie des Gaules. In 1878, he was appointed the first curator of the musée d'ethnographie du Trocadéro in Paris.