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DUCKWORTH, W.L.H. - Studies From the Anthropological Laboratory the Anatomy School Cambridge.

Cambridge Univ Press 1904. Octavo, endpapers spotted but very good in publishers cloth (the spine a touch dulled); x,291pp, some photo illustrations, drawings and tables through the text. ¶ The anthropology collection at the Museum of Human Anatomy at Cambridge - now incorporated into the Duckworth Collection - is the glory of British head-hunting. It contains thousands of skeletal remains, mostly skulls, of humans and primates. Duckworth begins with an introductory account of the museum before heading into a number of papers on morphology and descriptions of specific skulls, or groups of skulls. Much of course is of local interest - there are large numbers of Aboriginal skulls. Their return was demanded by Australian aborigines but refused by the Museum - on grounds that may seem more valid than the original purpose for their collection: recent advances in genetic analysis offer more cogent explanation of racial relationships than the primitive theories of 19th century anthropologists. The same reason they were collected.
AUD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 77.75 US$ 94.69 | £UK 68 | JP¥ 10328] Book number 7779

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