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Man, Past and Present

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 228,126 / 779 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.3
LoC Category: GN
Downloads: 873
Added to site: 2011.10.10
mnybks.net#: 30873
Genre: History

This is an ambitious book on the history of mankind, with a focus on races. Originally published 1899 by Keane, this book has been revised and largely re-written by Quiggin and Haddon.

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certain characters than those of either the Javan or the Heidelberg remains. The first molar has been compared to that of Taubach, the most ape-like of human or pre-human teeth hitherto recorded, but the canine tooth (found by P. Teilhard in the same stratum in 1913[17]) finds no parallel in any known human jaw; it resembles the milk canine of the chimpanzee more than that of the adult dentition.

It cannot be said that any clear view of pleistocene man can be obtained from these imperfect scraps of evidence, valuable though they are. Rather may we agree with Keith that the problem grows more instead of less complex. "In our first youthful burst of Darwinianism we pictured our evolution as a simple procession of forms leading from ape to man. Each age, as it passed, transformed the men of the time one stage nearer to us--one more distant from the ape. The true picture is very different. We have to conceive an ancient world in which the family of mankind was broken up into narrow groups or genera, each

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