October 21, 2007

From Tyler Hannigan:

Re: Trip to beach a milestone in human evolution: study (Oct. 17, 2007): Not being trained as an anthropologist I found your article fascinating and reminiscent of a book read and enjoyed about 30 years ago that presented a marine oriented background in human evolution: “Descent of Woman” by Elaine Morgan. (Barnes & Nobel online Synopsis: “This pioneering work, first published in 1972 and revised in 1985, was the first to argue, intelligently and irrefutably, the equal role of women in human evolution. The book’s influence has been profound and lasting - on the terminology used by students of prehistoric anthropology, on the theory of evolution and, above all, on the biblically fostered attitudes towards women as an afterthought and an amenity. It remains the key book in any discussion of women’s place in society.”)

Tyler Hannigan
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Silverhawk & Taos Artist Guide


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