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" And assuredly, there is no mark of degradation about any part of its structure. It is, in fact, a fair average human skull, which might have belonged to a philosopher, or might have contained the thoughtless brains of a savage. "
Tropical Nature, and Other Essays - Page 286
by Alfred Russel Wallace - 1878 - 356 lehte
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The Lost Atlantis: And Other Ethnographic Studies

Sir Daniel Wilson - 1892 - 411 lehte
...Professor Huxley, " there is no mark of degradation about any part of its structure. It is, in fact, a fair average human skull, which might have belonged...philosopher, or might have contained the thoughtless brain of a savage." Even the famous Neanderthal skull, of uncertain geological antiquity, but pronounced...
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The Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages: A Popular Treatise on Early Archaeology

John Hunter-Duvar - 1892 - 285 lehte
...higher oast, with no marks of inferiority. Huxley says of this relic, " It is, in fact, a fair average skull, which might have belonged to a philosopher or might have contained the thoughtless brain of a savage." In 1868 portions of human skeletons were taken from the drift near Paris, among...
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Selected Works of Thomas H. Huxley, 7. köide

Thomas Henry Huxley - 1874
...skulls. And assuredly, there is no mark of degradation about any part of its structure. It is, in fact, a fair average human skull, which might have belonged...contained the thoughtless brains of a savage. The case of the Neanderthal skull is very different. Under whatever aspect we view this cranium, whether...
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Report of the Annual Meeting, 63. köide

British Association for the Advancement of Science - 1894
...of neolithic civilisation. Huxley's well-known description of the Engis skull — ' a fair average skull, which might have belonged to a philosopher,...have contained the thoughtless brains of a savage' — goes far to settle the question from its anatomical point of view. Until localisation of brain...
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Charles Lyell and Modern Geology

Thomas George Bonney - 1895 - 224 lehte
...appertain. "Assuredly there is no mark of degradation about any part of its structure. It is, in fact, a fair average human skull, which might have belonged...contained the thoughtless brains of a savage." * The winter of 1833 and the spring of the following year were spent in London. It was evidently a busy,...
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The Story of "primitive" Man

Edward Clodd - 1895 - 190 lehte
...the differences which mark the one from the other. The Engis skull is a fair average specimen ; " it might have belonged to a philosopher, or might have...contained the thoughtless brains of a savage." The Neanderthal bones demonstrate the existence of a man whose skull may be said to revert somewhere towards...
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Primeval Revelation: Studies in Genesis I-VIII

John Cynddylan Jones - 1897 - 366 lehte
...contemporary with the mammoth and the cave bear," is yet, according to Professor Huxley,' a fair average skull, which might have belonged to a philosopher...have contained the thoughtless brains of a savage.' Of the cave men of Les Eyzies, who were undoubtedly contemporary with the reindeer in the south of...
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Preliminary inquiries. Primitive estate of the races

John Clark Ridpath - 1897
...than in the case of many skulls of existing races. Professor Huxley has candidly remarked that " It is a fair average human skull, which might have belonged to a philosopher, THE ENGIS SKULL. or might have contained the thoughtless brains of a savage." Very different from this,...
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Ridpath's Universal History: An Account of the Origin, Primitive ..., 1. köide

John Clark Ridpath - 1897
...in the case of many skulls of existing races. Professor Huxley has candidly remarked that ' ' It is a fair average human skull, which might have belonged to a philosopher, ISTHE ENGIS SKULL. or might have contained the thoughtless brains of a savage." Very different from...
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Proceedings of the Geologists' Association

Geologists' Association - 1899
...judging from the outline given by Busk,J it quite justifies Huxley's § remark that, " It is in fact a fair average human skull, which might have belonged...contained the thoughtless brains of a savage." The form of this skull and the pottery found in the same stratum, point to its being of later date than...
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