Men Among the Mammoths

Van Riper A Bowdoin
Van Riper recreates scientists' first arguments for human antiquity, placing these debates within the context of Victorian science. Using field notes, scientific reports, and previously unpublished letters, he shows also how the study of human prehistory brought together geologists, archeologists, and anthropologists in their first interdisciplinary scientific effort. A vivid... Read More
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Van Riper recreates scientists' first arguments for human antiquity, placing these debates within the context of Victorian science. Using field notes, scientific reports, and previously unpublished letters, he shows also how the study of human prehistory brought together geologists, archeologists, and anthropologists in their first interdisciplinary scientific effort. A vivid account of how the discovery of human antiquity forced Victorians to redefine their assumptions about human evolution and the relationship of science to Christianity.
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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226849910
ISBN-13 9780226849911
GTIN-13 9780226849911
GTIN-14 09780226849911
Series Science and Its Conceptual Foundations
Author Van Riper A Bowdoin
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 284
Publication Date Dec 14, 1993
Dimension 6.23 in 9.31 in 0.86 in