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Morphology and Anthropology A Handbook for Students Studies from the Anthropological Laboratory, the Anatomy School, Cambridge

Nature volume 71, pages 433435 (09 March 1905) | Download Citation



THE publication of Mr. Duckworth's text-book for students, bearing on its title page the rather vague terms, “Morphology and Anthropology,” marks the culmination of the remarkable movement initiated by the publication of Huxley's “Man's Place in Nature” in 1863, and quickened in 1871 by the appearance of Darwin's “Descent of Man.” At the commencement of this movement the subject of man's origin had its abode in the divinity schools; it was taught by theologians; the opening chapters of Genesis constituted the accepted text-book; now, in 1905, the subject is assigned to the anthropological laboratory; the lecturer on physical anthropology is its custodian, and the text-book is the work now under review.

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