Fossil Legends Of The First Americans

Author: Adrienne Mayor
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Fossil Legends of the First Americans represents a major step forward in our understanding of how humans made sense of fossils before evolutionary theory developed.

The First Fossil Hunters

Author: Adrienne Mayor
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400838444
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What if monstrous creatures once roamed the earth in the very places where their legends first arose? This is the arresting and original thesis that Adrienne Mayor explores in The First Fossil Hunters.

Horse Nations

Author: Peter Mitchell
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191008826
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Neptune S Ark

Author: David Rains Wallace
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Spanning five hundred million years of evolution, a study of marine life along the Pacific coast of North America captures the remarkable diversity of creatures, past and present, that have made the habitat their home, from ancient giant ...

American Paleontologist

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Earth Sciences History

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And it is only since Adrienne Mayor's 2005 book Fossil Legends of the First
Americans that the extent and significance of records by native peoples have
been widely understood, so it would be unfair to criticise the lack of detail in the
intriguing references to Aboriginal religious interest in fossils and trackways; at
any rate it seems here is an interesting opportunity for future research. A Century
of Australian Dinosaurs is a story of patience rewarded in a generally
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History In Africa

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Writing about American Indian reactions to their discovery of large fossil remains,
Adrienne Mayor observes in passing that "[fjolklore scholars now generally
accept that oral traditions about historical events endure for about a thousand
years, although some oral myths about geological and astronomical events can
be reliably dated to about seven thousand years."5 Mayor's chosen task is to
demonstrate that American Indian legends suggest that they rightly regarded
fossils as the ...

The Life And Traditions Of The Red Man

Author: Joseph Nicolar
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
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2 Fossil evidence suggests that at least some of the giant mammals that roamed
North America during the Pleistocene epoch may not have become extinct until
relatively recently, ca. ad iooo or even later. Therefore, it is possible that ancestral
memories of such giant beasts inform the stories of Gluscap taming and
transforming them into smaller creatures. In Fossil Legends of the First Americans
, the folklorist Adrienne Mayor suggests that many Native American groups not
only took ...


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Fossil legends of the first Americans. Princeton, 2005. 446pbibl index afp ISBN
0691113459, $29.95 Independent scholar Mayor presents this engaging, well-
researched, and highly readable volume as a follow-up to her book The First
Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times(CH, Nov'00, 38-1578).
Combining the fields of paleontology and folklore, the premise here is that Native
Americans not only discovered and preserved important fossil remains
throughout North ...