British Speleological Association


    AT the third annual conference of the British Speleological Association, which opened at Giggles-wick School, Yorks, on July 30, Dr. R. R. Marett, rector of Exeter College, Oxford, was elected president in succession to Sir Arthur Keith, who has held that office since the foundation of the Association. As an anthropologist Dr. Marett is perhaps best known for his studies of the religion and psychology of primitive peoples, but his connexion with the archaeological exploration of caves is of long standing. In 1911 he described before Section H of the British Association the excavations in the cave in St. Brelade's Bay, Jersey, carried out by himself and other members of the Societe Jersiaise, which resulted in the important discovery of a tooth of Neanderthal man in association with Mousterian implements.

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    British Speleological Association. Nature 142, 284 (1938).

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