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September 11, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(11):860-862. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680110060024

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British Association for the Advancement of Science 

THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN MAN  Prof. H. J. Fleure, president of the Anthropology Section, chose for his address "The Regional Balance of Racial Evolution." Modern man, he said, was known first from the northwest quadrant of the Old World, and chiefly from Europe. Several subgroups of modern man in Europe were now recognized as early as the Aurignacian period, implying that modern men had somewhere gone through a long history before they came to Europe with Aurignacian culture. They were not by the evidence forced to assume development from widely different types of ancient man nor were they forced to assume a single ancestral pair or even a small number of ancestral pairs. Considerations of the effect of climate on body and mind suggested that man must have evolved in a region not very different in climate from the existing climate of Europe,

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