Review of Reviews,  16 (1897), 481.

New Light on Prehistoric Man




Publications abstracted:

James Geikie Scottish Geographical Magazine


Palaeontology, Prehistory, Human Species, Anthropology, Imagination

    Records the palaeontological 'discoveries made by Dr. Nüesch in a rock-shelter at Schweizersbild, near Schaffhausen', and comments that the 'same generation which learned through Mr. H. M. Stanley of the actual existence of pygmies in the forests of Central Africa now discovers from these Swiss remains that a race of pygmies flourished in Europe thousands of years ago'. In addition, notes that 'Our fairy tales seem on the way to partial verification', and advises that 'Novelists in search of a plot might surely find in these Schaffhausen discoveries abundant suggestion for a new order of fiction'.

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