Cave Hunting; Researches on the Evidence of Caves Respecting the Early Inhabitants of Europe

Cave Hunting; Researches on the Evidence of Caves Respecting the Early Inhabitants of Europe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...with a brachy-cephalous race." ..". In the Orrouy skulls of hybrid form, two encephalic growth-tendencies appear to me distinguishable; one, the longitudinal or fronto-occipital; the other a transverse, or bi-parietal and temporal one. Now the remarkable supramastoid depressions, visible in the hindhead of these skulls, seem to be well explained by the idea of an intersection or crossing of these two tendencies in the brain-growth; corresponding, as they must have done, to the angles formed by the posterior surfaces of the middle, the lower surfaces of the posterior 1 Bull. Soc. Anthrop. iv. vi SKULLS FROM FRENCH TUMULI. 203 and temporal lobes of the cerebrum, and the upper surface of the cerebellum." 1 In eight out of thirty-four humeri the fossa of the olecranon is perforated. The human remains occurred in the same confusion as at Perthi-Chwareu, and were associated with fragments of coarse pottery, flint flakes, and bones of ruminants. The occurrence of polished stone celts indicates the neolithic age of the interment. Skulls from French Tumuli. Both Ions; and broad skulls also occur in the chambered tombs of France, although the latter by far predominate. Those from the Long Barrow at Chamant are dolicho-cephalic and ortho-cephalic, with cephalic index ranging from 71 to '78 (Broca), and other similar cases are quoted by Dr. Thurnam from Noyelle-sur-Mer, Fontenay, and other tumuli. In the large sepulchral chamber at Meudon, that contained 200 skeletons, the majority of the skulls were brachy-cephalic, although twenty of them were of the ortho-cephalic type. This mixture may be accounted for, most probably, by the two races, which are clearly defined from each other in Britain, being intermingled in France. Dr. Thurnam, more

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