Rhodesian Man and Associated Remains

By Pycraft, William P., Smith, G. Elliot et al.

SKU# 18312

$ 150.00

Pp. xiii, 75, (1); 5 full page black-and-white photographs of the fossil remains of Rhodesian Man, each plate with a descriptive leaf of text.  Publisher’s original green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, lg 4to (12.5 x 10 inches).  “Homo rhodesiensis” is the species name proposed by Arthur Smith Woodward (1921) to classify Kabwe 1 (the "Kabwe skull" or "Broken Hill skull", also "Rhodesian Man"), a Middle Stone Age fossil recovered from a cave at Broken Hill, or Kabwe, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia).  “H. rhodesiensis” is now mostly considered a synonym of Homo heidelbergensis, or possibly an African subspecies of Homo heidelbergensis sensu lato, understood as a polymorphic species dispersed throughout Africa and Eurasia with a range spanning the Middle Pleistocene (c. 0.8–0.12 mya) (this is modified after Wiki).  No ownership marks and few signs of use.

Publisher Trustees of the British Museum
Publisher Place London
Date Published 1928
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Condition Near fine
Condition Description Light edge wear to cloth, top outer corner with slight bump; a tight copy in near fine condition.
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