by Lewis Henry Morgan
Publisher: University of Arizona Press 1985
Number of pages: 560
Lewis Henry Morgan studied the American Indian way of life and collected an enormous amount of factual material on the history of primitive-communal society. All the conclusions he draws are based on these facts; where he lacks them, he reasons back on the basis of the data available to him. He determined the periodization of primitive society by linking each of the periods with the development of production techniques. The “great sequence of inventions and discoveries;” and the history of institutions, with each of its three branches — family, property and government — constitute the progress made by human society from its earliest stages to the beginning of civilization. Mankind gained this progress through 'the gradual evolution of their mental and moral powers through experience, and of their protracted struggle with opposing obstacles while winning their way to civilization.'
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by Maria Montessori - Frederick A. Stokes company
Contents: Modern tendencies of anthropology and their relation to pedagogy; Certain principles of general biology; Craniology; Thorax; Pelvis; Limbs; Skin and pigments; Technical part; Statistical methodology; Biographic history of the pupil; etc.
by Morris Goodman, et al. - American Academy of Arts and Sciences
The evolutionary origins of humans involved molecular-genetic, organismal-phenotypic, and social changes that increased adaptability to environmental changes. This volume explores different facets of the complex holistic process of human origins.
by Louis Figuier - D. Appleton & co.
The different races which originate in one species, the primitive type having been modified by the operation of climate, food, intermixture and local customs, differ to a marvellous extent, in their outward appearance, colour and physiognomy ...
by Thomas W.F. Gann - Washington, Govt. print. off.
The southern and eastern parts of Yucatan, from Tuluum in the north to the Rio Hondo in the south, are occupied by two tribes of Maya Indians, the Santa Cruz and Icaiche or Chichanha. The number of Santa Cruz was estimated in 1895 at about 8,000.