Science: Living Stone Age

Out of southeastern Brazil last week came a strange tale of Stone Age savages living furtive lives only a few score miles from modern civilization.

Sixteenth century Portuguese explorers heard rumors of unusually primitive Indians in the state of Paraná. They saw none of them, and the steep, jungle-tangled Serra dos Dourados mountains in the western part of the state deflected both settlers, missionaries and slave hunters. Nothing more was reported about the primitives until 1906, when a Czech scientist named Albert Fritsch made a field trip into the region and met some comparatively advanced Indians dragging three captives who spoke an...

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