George Busk RN FRS (12 August 1807 – 10 August 1886) was a British Naval surgeon, zoologist and palaeontologist.
He recognized that a skull found in Forbes' Quarry on Gibralter in 1848 and subsequently forgotten, was in fact an ancient human. In the 20th century, it was recognized as a Neandertal cranium, one of the most complete ever found. He worked with Hugh Falconer on subsequent excavation in Gibralter. Together they named the Gibralter cranium Homo calpicus
Busk nominated Charles Darwin for membership in the Royal Society in 1864George Busk in Wikipedia