Science: Old American

Dr. Ales Hrdlicka, curator of physical anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution, last year circled the earth peering intently into the faces of the people he encountered, scrutinizing their hair, their ears and jaws, their chins and cheekbones. When he returned last fall he remarked upon the strangeness of seeing "red Indians" in Asia, Negritos (a Philippine and African type), in India, yellow-haired and bearded women among black Australian aborigines. He is "a great one for remembering faces," a greater one for understanding, classifying them....

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