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The Early History of the Gibraltar Cranium


THE Gibraltar cranium is generally regarded by anthropologists as one of the most important discoveries yet made of the Neanderthal type of man. Unfortunately, its early history is imperfectly known. The two following letters help to make good this deficiency. For the first I am indebted to Colonel E. R. Kenyon, Commandant of the Royal Engineers at Gibraltar; for the second, to the Misses Busk, daughters of Mr. George Busk, F.R.S., who in 1868 presented the cranium to the Royal College of Surgeons, England, of which he was at one time president.

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KEITH, A. The Early History of the Gibraltar Cranium. Nature 87, 313–314 (1911).

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