Primitive Man

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Chapman and Hall, 1870 - 348 pages
 

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Page 210 - And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre. He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass [bronze] : and he was filled with wisdom and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass.
Page 12 - I think be considered in that light, from the situation in which they were found They are, I think, evidently weapons of war, fabricated and used by a people who had not the use of metals.
Page 354 - THE BORROWER WILL BE CHARGED AN OVERDUE FEE IF THIS BOOK 18 NOT RETURNED TO THE LIBRARY ON OR BEFORE THE LAST DATE STAMPED BELOW. NON-RECEIPT OF OVERDUE NOTICES DOES NOT EXEMPT THE BORROWER FROM OVERDUE FEES. I...
Page vi - ... any way questioned by those labours which aim at seeking the real epoch of Man's first appearance upon earth. . . . An interesting book, with 263 illustrations, of which thirty are full-page engravings, confessedly somewhat fanciful in their combinations, but which will be found on examination to be justified by that soundest evidence, the actual discovery of the objects of which they represent the use.
Page 30 - ... they are worth, but think he had better have avoided, compiling — as he professes to be compiling — -popular books, such disputed questions as the development of species. We do not much object to one of his sentences — " Show me an ape who can speak, and then I will agree with you in recognizing it as a fact that man is nothing but an improved ape ;" but we do not accept " the pre-historic period of the polished-stone age" as an adequate definition of the great Megalithic monuments of Europe,...
Page 2 - Figuier has collected together the evidences which modern researches have accumulated, and has done this with a considerable amount of care. He endeavours to separate the inquiry respecting Primitive Man from the Mosaic account of Man's creation, and does not admit that the authority of Holy Writ is in any way questioned by those labours which aim at seeking the real epoch of Man's first appearance upon earth. . . . An interesting book, with...
Page 33 - In the ape the temporal sphenoi-dal convolutions, which form the middle lobe, make their appearance and are completed before the anterior convolutions which form the frontal lobe. In man, on the contrary, the frontal convolutions are the first to appear, and those of the middle lobe are formed later.
Page 216 - ... below their ordinary level, the inhabitants of Meilen, on the banks of Lake Zurich, thus gaining from the lake a tract of ground, set to work to raise it and surround it with banks. In carrying out this work they found in the mud at the bottom of the lake a number of piles, some thrown down and some still upright, fragments of rough pottery, bone and stone instruments, and various other relics similar to those found in the Danish peat-bogs. Previous to this, various instruments and strange utensils...
Page 125 - European deluge of the quaternary epoch," as if it were an article of geological faith ; " the European diluvial inundation was, as we know, posterior to the glacial epoch, a great catastrophe, the tradition of which is preserved in the memory of all nations, marked in Europe the end of the quaternary epoch.
Page 33 - ... and are completed, before the anterior convolutions which form the frontal lobe. In man, on the contrary, the frontal convolutions are the first to appear, and those of the middle lobe are subsequently developed. "It is evident that when two organised beings follow an inverse course in their growth, the more highly developed of the two cannot have descended from the other by means of evolution. " Embryology next adds its evidence to that of anatomy and morphology, to show how much in error they...

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