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Prehistoric Survey of Egypt and Western Asia Vol 1: Paleolithic Man and the Nile-Faiyum Divide; a Study of the Region during Pliocene and Pleistocene Times

Nature volume 128, pages 287288 (22 August 1931) | Download Citation



THE Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago a few years ago began a prehistoric survey of Egypt and Western Asia under the direction of Dr. J. II. Breasted. It devoted attention first to the valley of the Nile and the Faiyum depression in the Egyptian desert, where the stone implements of prehistoric man have long been noticed lying on the surface. It assigned to two geologists, Dr. K. S. Sandford and Dr. W. J. Arkell, of Oxford, the task of discovering and mapping the deposits in which the various implements actually occurred. It has now published, as its first volume, a valuable, well-illustrated report on the results.

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