Summaries of Addresses of Presidents of Sections: Cultures of the Upper Palæolithic

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    MISS D. A. E. GARROD deals in her presidential address to Section H (Anthropology) with the Upper Palaeolithic in the light of recent discovery. The last twelve years have seen a new impetus given to prehistoric studies by the multiplication of researches outside Europe. This has led to a partial revision of the classification of Palaeolithic cultures associated with the name of de Mortillet. In particular, it is becoming clear that the old division into Lower, Middle and Upper Palaeolithic has a chronological value only, and that for purposes of typology the fundamental division is into hand-axe, flake and blade cultures.

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