Fossil Man in Spain


DR. HUGO OBERMAIER was born in Bavaria o worked under Hoernes at Vienna; studied glacial geology throughout the Alps with Penck; excavated for the Prince of Monaco the largest and most important prehistoric dig at present known at Castillo (Cantabria); was professor, until the War broke out, at the Institute of Human Palaeontology founded by the same Prince at Paris.; and now is professor of prehistoric archaeology at the University of Madrid. With such a record we may well expect a fine work and Dr. Obermaier has not disappointed us. To the German thoroughness and power of taking pains in details born in him, there has been added, from long association with the French, the Latin clarity of thought and power of intuition. Madrid has done well to envisage all this and come forward with a professorial chair when war difficulties approached. It is not too much to say that Dr. Obermaier is one of the two most learned prehistorians now alive.

Fossil Man in Spain.

By Prof. Hugo Obermaier. (Published for the Hispanic Society of America.) Pp. xxviii + 495 + 23 plates. (New Haven: Yale University Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1924.) 23s. net.

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B., M. Fossil Man in Spain . Nature 115, 151–152 (1925) doi:10.1038/115151a0

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