Date of this Version
BULLETIN 27 VOLUME I FEBRUARY, 1932
Of late, anthropological literature relative to the association of man and extinct mammals, especially bison and mammoth, has received many contributions from various and widely separated sources. Naturally the question has arisen whether man's advent in America is somewhat earlier than has been generally admitted, or whether certain extinct animals have persisted longer than has been realized. The issue is one of such importance and interest that even minor contributions seem desirable. It is well understood by all that the evidence, when submitted, will be properly weighed, and that conservative judges may rule out much or all of the testimony. Happily the aim of science is to learn the simple facts in any case. Man, the supreme creature, in his own conceit at least, seems worthy of all that research can contribute to a better understanding of him, his ancestry, progressive changes, culture stages, and relationship to his surroundings.