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Ancient Hunters and their Modern Representatives

Nature volume 88, page 405 (25 January 1912) | Download Citation



TO write a history of the early races of mankind is, at the present time, a most bold undertaking. A writer needs to bring to the task not only an expert knowledge of geology, an intimate acquaintance with the structure of man and beast, but also the long experience of those who have studied the culture—above all, the implements of primitive races. The difficulties of the task are increased by the extensive and technical literature which grows in volume year by year. Prof. Sollas has faced these difficulties with success, and under the rather inadequate title of “Ancient Hunters” produced a book which in reality aims at giving the early history of mankind.

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