The Right Hand: Left-Handedness - Cambridge Library Collection - Anthropology (Paperback)
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The Right Hand: Left-Handedness - Cambridge Library Collection - Anthropology (Paperback)

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Paperback 234 Pages / Published: 11/10/2012
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Throughout history, left-handedness has been viewed as being the mark of the devil, as evidence of mental retardation or neurosis, as showing a predisposition to criminality, or as being linked to every perceived social ill. Even into the nineteenth century, many scientists were of the opinion that left-handedness was the sign of a sinister personality. An eminent ethnologist and one of the first scientific archaeologists, Daniel Wilson (1816-92), who introduced into English the word 'prehistoric', became aware of the fact that there were as many left-handed Stone Age implements as right. As a left-hander himself, he was fascinated by these discoveries. Published in 1891, his last major work gives the results of his studies of left-handedness, which he concludes is hereditary and relates to the dominance of one hemisphere of the brain.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108053068
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm

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