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International Congress of Anthropological Sciences

    Naturevolume 140pages147148 (1937) | Download Citation



    ABRANGEMENTS are now announced for the second International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences to be held at Copenhagen on August 1-6, in accordance with the decision taken at the first congress in London in 1934. It will be under the patronage of H.M. the King of Denmark and Iceland. The Congress will meet in seven sections, covering respectively physical anthropology, psychology, demography, ethnology, ethnography in six sub-sections according to geographical areas, sociology and religion, and linguistics and writing. Arrangements have been made for exhibitions and demonstrations in connexion with the subjects to be discussed, among them anthropological material of the Eskimo and Scandinavians of Greenland in the Middle Ages, and from the prehistoric burials of Denmark, and the skulls of Lagoa Santa, Brazil. There will be a demonstration of the relation of the ancient dwellings of Denmark and the structural systems of prehistoric times, which will take place at the Lyngby Folk Museum, where there will also be an exhibition of Danish national dances, including those of the Faroe Islands. A collection will be on view of medieval Icelandic manuscripts referring to the discovery of Greenland and Vinland, as well as the manuscript of Porno de Ayala on the Kingdom of the Incas and Peru, recently published by the Institut d'Ethnologie de Paris, and manuscripts of the Iranian Avesta. The Ethnographical Museum, which has been closed for several years for enlargement and is the oldest in Europe, having been founded in 1846, will be reopened to the public for the first time at the meeting of the Congress. At the close of the session, an excursion will be made through Denmark, on which visits will be paid to kitchen-middens, Megalithic tombs, tumuli of the bronze age, iron age fortifications, the new Viking ship recently discovered at Ladby, and other antiquities of the Middle Ages. Subscriptions (members 30 Danish crowns, associates 15 Kr.) may be addressed to the Treasurer of the Congress, Nationalmuseet, 10 Ny Vestergade, Copenhagen, K.

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