Antiquity of Man

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MR. SKERTCHLY is absolute that I am mistaken; to me it appears that he has missed the point of my letter, and misinterpreted my views. His important discoveries of flint implements in early glacial beds are, I think, strongly corroborative of the opinions I expressed in my paper on the “Drift of Devon and Cornwall” (Quar. Journ. Geol. Soc., vol. xxii. p. 88), and in that on the “Geological Age of the Deposits containing Flint Implements at Hoxne” (Quar. Journ. Science, July, 1876); but I willingly admit that in the present stage of the inquiry Mr. James Geikie has as much right to claim that they support his theory, and I agree with the latter that it is premature to discuss the relation of man to the glacial period, before we have settled what was the succession of events that occurred at tha time.

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BELT, T. Antiquity of Man. Nature 16, 162–163 (1877) doi:10.1038/016162b0

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