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Acknowledgments

For permission to use various illustrations or quotations from other publications, I wish to make grateful acknowledgment to the following:

Professor A. L. Kroeber and Harcourt, Brace & Company for a quotation (page 170) from Professor Kroeber Anthropology, revised edition, 1948.

Dr. Margaret Mead for the quotations on page 233; William Morrow & Company for quotation from Sex and Temperament (copyright 1935 by Margaret Mead); the American Museum of Natural History, for quotation from The Mountain Arapesh (Volume 40, Part 3, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, 1947).

The Tweedsmuir Trustees for a quotation (page 362) from Lord Tweedsmuir Pilgrim's Way ( Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940); A. P. Watt and Son, London, and The Musson Book Company, Ltd., Toronto, for permission to quote from Memory Hold-the-Door (original title of Pilgrim's Way), published and copyrighted by Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd., London.

Bureau of American Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, for Figure D, Plate 6, Bulletin 57, "An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs," by Sylvanus Griswold Morley (page 309).

Ignacio Marquina, for basing a drawing (page 312) on a painting by him (shown as Plate 37 in Aztecs of Mexico by George C. Vaillant).

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Books by William Howells 2
  • Title Page 3
  • Acknowledgments 7
  • Content 9
  • Prologue 13
  • The Nature of Human Life 17
  • 1 - The Coming of Mankind 17
  • 2 - The Meaning of Society 31
  • 3 - Culture: How We Behave 45
  • 4 - Language: How We Talk 56
  • The Old Hunters--The First Step 69
  • 5 - Early Tools: The Lower Paleolithic 69
  • 6 - Early Men 82
  • 7 - The End of the Stone Age 101
  • 8 - The Last Living Hunters 118
  • The New Farmers -- the Second Step 135
  • 9 - The First Food Growers: The Neolithic 135
  • 10 - The Spread of Modern Races 154
  • 11 - Asia and the Western Farmers 168
  • 12 184
  • 13 - African Herders and Gardeners 206
  • The New Societes 223
  • 14 - The Organization of Society 223
  • 15 - The Meaning of Religion 241
  • 16 - Inventions and Changes 255
  • The New World 17 the Oldest Americans 273
  • Cities and Bronze-The Third Step 315
  • 19 - The Cradles of Civilization in Asia 315
  • 20 - Egypt, Crete and the Beginnings of Europe 336
  • Epilogue 353
  • Author's Note 363
  • Index 365
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