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R.M. Johnston Memorial Lecture. Geological evidence of the antiquity of Man in the Commonwealth, with special reference to the Tasmania aborigines

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Edgeworth David, Tannatt William (1923) R.M. Johnston Memorial Lecture. Geological evidence of the antiquity of Man in the Commonwealth, with special reference to the Tasmania aborigines. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 109-150.

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Abstract

Part I Summary of R. M. Johnston's life and character.
PART II.Geological evidence of the antiquity of man in the
Commonwealth, with special reference to the Tasmanian
aborigines.
1. Time scale supplied by glacial epochs of Pleistocene
time.
a. In Northern Hemisphere.
b. In Tasmania and Australia.
2. Evidence of the antiquity of man
A. In Tasmania. i. Geological. ii. Distribution
of a. implements, b. kitchen middens. iii.
Cultural. iv. Anatomical and physiological.
V. Association (?) with remains of extinct
animals.
B. In Australia. i. Legendary. ii. Geological,
iii. Anatomical. iv. Age of dingo, on the
assumption of its introduction into Australia
by man.
PART III. Summary.
PART IV. Bibliography.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 109-150
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2012 01:04
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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