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The American Aborigines: their Origin and Antiquity

    Naturevolume 134page756 (1934) | Download Citation



    THIS book, sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada, was prepared for pre sentation to the Fifth Pacific Science Congress, which was to be held in Canada in June 1932, but actually did not meet until June 1933. The editor's preface is dated February 1932, and it must be assumed that these papers were written before that date. The point is not without con sequence. The papers are focused on the problem of the antiquity of man and his culture on the American continent, which is considered in the light of the evidence of geology, palaeontology, archaeology, physical anthropology, linguistics and cultural anthropology. In view of the numerous accessions to archaeological knowledge now being made in the United States and Central America, it is important to know precisely what evidence was accessible to the authors when arriving at the conclusions which they have here set down.

    The American Aborigines: their Origin and Antiquity.

    A Collection of Papers by Ten Authors assembled and edited Diamond Jenness. (Published for presentation at the Fifth Pacific Science Congress, Canada, 1933.) Pp. 396. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1933.) 10s. 6d. net.

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