Anthropologist Ashley Montagu dies
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Anthropologist Ashley Montagu, known for combining rigorous scientific research with witty, accessible writing, died Friday at age 94 after suffering from a long illness.
Montagu authored more than 60 books, ranging from an account of the life of Joseph Merrick, known as "The Elephant Man," to lighter works such as a book on the history of swearing.
Montagu became a controversial figure in the 1950s, when he suggested there was scientific evidence of race and gender equality. He recently published a revised version of his 1953 book, "The Natural Superiority of Women," in which he argued for complete equality between men and women.