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By Michael B. Schiffer

Advances in Archaeological approach and conception, quantity 6 is a suite of papers facing the examine of mans ancestors in antiquity. One paper compares archaeology in Europe and in North the United States the place turn-of-the-century archaeologists, either execs and amateurs, have contributed to the advance of the technological know-how. Their contribution has ended in an institutional experience of delineating pros and amateurs in archaeological technological know-how and, extra considerably, in concerns of defining stone instruments, cultural occupations, and cultural switch. one other paper discusses large-scale stylistic trait distribution in extensive phrases on the topic of archaeology, sociology, and geography. A version of cultural evolution simplifies anthropological idea of cultural complexity into inequality and heterogeneity, that are measurable variables to check hypotheses of cultural evolution. One paper cites the case of the Maya as subsistence and complicated societies to teach the range of Maya agriculture and different subsistence subsystems. One paper notes that the innovations and conception which archaeologists are utilizing are usually extra refined than their skill to supply samples of observations for checking out. the gathering is acceptable for pro or beginner archaeologists, anthropologist, sociologists, and researchers attracted to pre-historical occasions and cultures.

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Hrdlicka's reaction to Brown went unrecorded, but four days later, after his return to Washington, he wrote Brown asking for some slides and more information. Their exchange is most revealing (all in Hrdlicka papers, NAA): [HrdliCkato Brown, March 15,1928:] I would . . be glad if you would give me your views as to how the artifacts may have come into association with the bisons [sic]. ANTIQUITY OF MAN AND AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY 37 [Brown to HrdliCka, March 16, 1928:] There is absolutely no possibility of any introduction of the points subsequent to the natural covering over of the bison skeleton.

Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 60, Part 1. 46 DAVID J. MELTZER 1925 Hooton, E. 1930 The antiquity phantom in American archaeology. Science 62:256-258. The Indians of Pecos pueblo: a study of their skeletal remains. New Haven: Yale University Press. Apes, men and morons. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1937 HrdliCka, A. 1902 The crania of Trenton, New Jersey and their bearing upon the antiquity of man in that region. American Museum of Natural History Bulletin 16:23-62. The Lansing skeleton.

Hrdltfka reaffirmed his statement that there was no skeletal evidence in North American that exhibited great antiquity (in the European sense), reiterated his position on the racial differentiation of the Native American, and then observed that a whole series of eminent men had looked for early man and found nothing prior to the Native American (HrdliCka 1928). In Hrdli£ka's opinion, the problem of early man seemed unresolvable, at least within his generation (Hrdliaka 1928:807). Nelson, who followed HrdliCka, disagreed and suggested that the matter might easily be resolved after an hour or so of discussion (Nelson 1928:822).

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