The Later Stone Age in Europe

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J. Clarke & Company, 1880
 

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Seite 495 - Into this Universe, and Why not knowing Nor Whence, like Water willy-nilly flowing ; 9* And out of it, as Wind along the Waste, I know not Whither^ willy-niliy blowing.
Seite 500 - At the tirst, the piles which bear up the platforms were fixed in their places by the whole body of the citizens ; but since that time the custom which has prevailed about fixing them is this...
Seite 500 - ... by the foot with a string, to save them from rolling into the water. They feed their horses and their other beasts upon fish, which abound in the lake to such a degree, that a man has only to open his trap-door, and to let down a basket by a rope into the water, and then to wait a very short time, when he draws it up quite full of them.
Seite 502 - man is a tool-using animal (Hanthierendes Thier). Weak in himself, and of small stature, he stands on a basis, at most, for the flattest-soled, of some half square-foot, insecurely enough; has to straddle out his legs, lest the very wind supplant him. Feeblest of bipeds! Three quintals are a crushing load for him; the steer of the meadow tosses him aloft, like a waste rag. Nevertheless he can use tools, can devise tools. With these the...
Seite 502 - is a Tool-using Animal (Handthierendes Thier). Weak in him' self, and of small stature, he stands on a basis, at most for • the flattest-soled, of some half-square foot, insecurely enough ; ' has to straddle out his legs, lest the very wind supplant him. • Feeblest of bipeds ! Three quintals are a crushing load for ' him ; the steer of the meadow tosses him aloft, like a waste ' rag. Nevertheless he can use Tools, can devise Tools : with ' these the granite mountain melts into light dust before...
Seite 500 - ... wife that he marries. Now the men have all many wives apiece, and this is the way in which they live. Each has his own hut, wherein he dwells, upon one of the platforms, and each has also a trap-door giving access to the lake beneath; and their wont is to tie their baby children by the foot with a string, to save them from rolling into the water. They feed their...
Seite 500 - Orbelus, and every man drives in three for each wife that he marries. Now the men have all many wives apiece; and this is the way in which they live. Each has his own hut, wherein he dwells, upon one of the platforms, and each has also a trap-door giving access to the lake beneath; and their wont is to tie their baby children by the foot with a string, to save them from rolling into the water.
Seite 511 - As comparative anatomy is easily able to show that, physically, man is but the last term of a long series of forms, which lead, by slow gradations, from the highest mammal to the almost formless speck of living protoplasm, which lies on the shadowy boundary between animal and vegetable life...
Seite 499 - Ural mountains ; in Asia they are scattered over the great steppes, from the borders of Russia to the Pacific ocean, and from the plains of Siberia to those of Hindostan; the entire plain of Jellabad, says Masson, is literally covered with tumuli and mounds.
Seite 500 - Odomantians, and they likewise who inhabited Lake Prasias, were not conquered by Megabazus. He sought indeed to subdue the dwellers upon the lake but could not effect his purpose. Their manner of living is the following. Platforms supported upon tall piles stand in the middle of the lake, which are approached from the land by a single narrow bridge.

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