The Archaeology of Race: The Eugenic Ideas of Francis Galton and Flinders Petrie (Paperback)Debbie Challis (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
The Archaeology of Race: the Eugenic Ideas of Francis Galton and Flinders Petrie tells the tale and pays particular attention to the role of attractiveness in defining ancestry. The book has a detailed, indeed exhaustive, analysis of some of the material in UCL's collections, and itself has rather a whiff of the museum (with "multiple visualities at play"). Even so, The Archaeology of Race reveals an unexpected link between two major figures in early anthropology, and one that adds weight to my favourite Darwin quote, that: "Ignorance more frequently breeds confidence than does knowledge". -- Steve Jones, The Lancet
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