Prehistoric Man: Researches into the Origin of Civilization in the Old and the New World

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Daniel Wilson

Series: Focus on Civilizations and Cultures
BISAC: HIS037000

The subject of this book is the man of that new hemisphere which was revealed to Europe in 1492. There through all historic centuries he had lived apart, absolutely uninfluenced by any reflex of the civilisation of the Ancient World; and yet, as it appears, pursuing a course in many respects strikingly analogous to that by means of which the civilisation of Europe originated. The recognition of this is not only of value as an aid to the realisation of the necessary conditions through which man passed in reaching the stage at which he is found at the dawn of history; but it seems to point to the significant conclusion that civilisation is the development of capacities inherent in man. (Imprint: SNOVA)

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Preface

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CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION.

CHAPTER II. THE PRIMEVAL TRANSITION.

CHAPTER III. THE QUARRY.

CHAPTER IV. BONE AND SHELL WORKERS.

CHAPTER V. FIRE.

CHAPTER VI. THE CANOE.

CHAPTER VII. TOOLS.

CHAPTER VIII. THE METALS.

CHAPTER IX. ALLOYS.

CHAPTER X. THE MOUND-BUILDERS.

CHAPTER XI. SEPULCHRAL MOUNDS.

CHAPTER XII. SACRIFICIAL MOUNDS.

CHAPTER XIII. SYMBOLIC MOUNDS.

CHAPTER XIV. NATIVE AMERICAN CIVILISATION.

CHAPTER XV. ART CHRONICLINGS.

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