Early Man in Britain and His Place in the Tertiary Period

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Macmillan and Company, 1880 - Europe - 537 pages
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Page 462 - Punic coins are found in the south of France, and those of the Punic colonies in Sicily occur in Italy, and have been discovered in the pass of the Great St. Bernard, pointing out unmistakably the direction taken by their commerce.1 The Etruskans and their Influence. The people known to the Latins as the Etruskans are considered by all writers, however much they may differ as to their origin, as " a mixed race composed partly of the earlier occupants, partly of a people of foreign origin who became...
Page 236 - the most astonishing bond of union between the cave-men and the Eskimos is the art of representing animals ;" and after noting those familiar to both, along with the correspondence in their weapons, and habits as hunters, he says: ^all these points of connection between the...
Page 116 - ... objection that no similar clays have been proved to have been so formed, either in the Arctic regions, where the ice-sheet has retreated, or in the districts forsaken by the glaciers in the Alps or Pyrenees,3 or in any other mountain chain.
Page 11 - Prehistoric stages to the present time — a tree of life with living mammalia for its fruit and foliage. Were the extinct species taken into account, it would be seen that they fill in the intervals separating one living form from another, and that they grow more and more like the living forms as they approach nearer to the present day.
Page 244 - ... in ourselves, and very much higher than that of his successors in Europe in the Neolithic age. The hunter who was both artist and sculptor, who reproduced with his imperfect means at one time foliage, at another the quiet repose of a reindeer feeding, has left behind the proof of a decided advance in culture, such as might be expected to result from the long continuance of man on the earth in the hunter state of civilization.
Page 495 - I think we must venture to suspend judgment for the present. Seeing that a later skull, like that of Neanderthal, is strikingly ape-like in one most important particular, is considerably lower in general type than that of the lowest living savage, and (as Professor Huxley has shown) is rather nearer...
Page 21 - Very gradually the tropical members of the flora disappeared ; that is to say, they migrated, formost of their types, I think, actually survive at the present day, many but very slightly altered. Then the sub-tropical members decreased, and the temperate forms, never quite absent even in the middle eocenes, preponderated. As decreasing temperature drove the tropical forms south, the more northern must have pressed closely upon them. The northern eocene, or the temperate floras of that period, must...
Page 271 - Homestead. ]f we could in imagination take our stand on the summit of a hill commanding an extensive view, in almost any part of Great Britain or Ireland in the Neolithic period, we should look upon a landscape somewhat of this kind. Thin lines of smoke rising from among the trees of the dense virgin forest at our feet would mark the position of the Neolithic homesteads, and of the neighbouring stockaded camp which afforded refuge in time of need ; while here and there a gleam of gold would show...

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