Library Open Repository

Notes on the measurements of the Tasmanian crania in the Tasmanian Museum, Hobart

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Harper, Walter R and Clarke, Arthur H (1897) Notes on the measurements of the Tasmanian crania in the Tasmanian Museum, Hobart. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 97-107.

[img]
Preview
PDF
harper-tasmania...pdf | Download (1MB)
Available under University of Tasmania Standard License.

Abstract

The crania of which the measurements are hereinafter
given are all in the Tasmanian Museum at Hobart, and have
never before been measured. It is to be regretted that more
were not available, and that those in the Museum were so
damaged and incomplete. However, as, comparatively
speaking, very few complete craniometrical tables of Tasmanian
skulls have been published, we believe that our efforts
in this direction may prove of some value. We have not
attempted to draw conclusions as to the origin of the
Tasmanians, nor to define characteristics, we have simply
taken the measurements as accurately and carefully as possible,
and hope that our masters, the savants of the Old
World, will find in their researches some use for these records
of an extinct race. Includes plates.

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. 97-107
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: 14 Feb 2013 04:57
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:48
Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Actions (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page