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Early Man in the Nile Valley*



    IT is a commonplace of archaeological writing to refer to the part played by the great river systems of Egypt and Mesopotamia in the origin and development of civilisation; yet it is only recently that any systematic attempt has been made to ascertain how far the Nile Valley, which has afforded precise evidence of the development of culture in its relatively early stages, might not also, by an examination of geological conditions and their correlation with archaeological data, help to solve some of the problems of man's earliest beginnings.

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