Notes and Queries on Anthropology

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John George Garson, Sir Charles Hercules Read
The Institute, 1892 - Anthropology - 242 pages
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Page 51 - Is astonishment expressed by the eyes and mouth being opened wide, and by the eyebrows being raised? (2) Does shame excite a blush when the colour of the skin allows it to be visible? and especially how low down the body does the blush extend? (3) When a man is indignant or defiant does he frown, hold his body and head erect, square his shoulders and clench his fists? (4) When considering...
Page 26 - were taught to shoot at butts 1 or target ; and the length of the bow depended on the height of the archer. In the true proportion of the human figure, it is found that the distance from the tip of the middle finger of one hand to that of the other, when at the utmost extension, equals that from the crown of the head to the soles of the feet. Now if such...
Page 52 - When a man is indignant or defiant does he frown, hold his body and head erect, square his shoulders and cleneh his fists? (4.) When considering deeply on any subject, or trying to understand any puzzle, does he frown, or wrinkle the skin beneath the lower eyelids?
Page 52 - ? (The eyebrow in this state becomes slightly oblique, with a little swelling at the inner end ; and the forehead is transversely wrinkled in the middle part, but not across the whole breadth, as when the eyebrows are raised in surprise.) 6.
Page 46 - ... average time and length of pace ; this might be done by measuring off a piece of level ground over which the people are in the habit of walking, and counting the paces. It may be convenient to bear in mind that the regulation pace of the British infantry is 116 per minute, and the length 30 inches, making 96 yards 2 feet in a minute, and 3 miles 520 feet in an hour : this, however, is quicker and probably shorter than the pace of an average Englishman, and is never maintained on the line of march...
Page v - The object of the work is to promote accurate anthropological observation on the part of travellers, and to enable those who are not anthropologists themselves to supply the information which is wanted for the scientific study of anthropology at home.
Page 51 - Is the head nodded vertically in affirmation, and shaken laterally in negation? Observations on natives who have had little communication with Europeans would be of course the most valuable, though those made on any natives would be of much interest to me. General remarks on expression are of comparatively little value; and memory is so deceptive that I earnestly beg it may not be trusted.
Page 52 - Is disgust shown by the lower lip being turned down, the upper lip slightly raised, with a sudden expiration, something like incipient vomiting, or like something...
Page 52 - Is extreme fear expressed in the same general manner as with Europeans ? (12.) Is laughter ever carried to such an extreme as to bring tears into the eyes...
Page 52 - ... a little swelling at the inner end ; and the forehead is transversely wrinkled in the middle part, but not across the whole breadth, as when the eyebrows are raised in surprise.) 6. When in good spirits do the eyes sparkle, with the skin a little wrinkled round and under them, and with the mouth a. little drawn back at the corners ? 7.

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