Ancient Hunters and Their Modern Representatives

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    PROF. Sollas's treatise on prehistoric archaeology having the title of “Ancient Hunters and their Modern Representatives” was published four years ago. We are not surprised to know that the first edition was soon exhausted, for the book was well designed to meet the needs of a large public. In the present edition the author has incorporated accounts of the more recent discoveries relating to ancient man, including Mr. Dawson's important find at Piltdown. Prof. Sollas had anticipated the discovery of such a form as Eoanthropus “as an almost necessary stage in the course of human development.” He apparently differs from Dr. Smith Woodward as regards the antiquity and size of brain of Eoanthropus, assigning this human form to the Matter half of the Pleistocene” and giving its cranial capacity as—“at least 1070 c.c.” Dr. Smith Woodward came to the conclusion that Eoanthropus belongs to the older Pleistocene, and in his more recent reconstruction of the skull represents the cranial capacity as 1300-230 c.c. above his original estimate.

    Ancient Hunters and Their Modern Representatives.

    By Dr. W. J. Sollas. Second Edition. Pp. xxiii + 591. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1915.) Price 15s. net.

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    Ancient Hunters and Their Modern Representatives . Nature 95, 369–370 (1915) doi:10.1038/095369a0

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