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Darwin-L Message Log 2:157 (October 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<2:157>From c.lavastida1@genie.geis.com  Sat Oct 30 02:43:32 1993

From: c.lavastida1@genie.geis.com
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 93 04:22:00 BST
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: caveman

> Troglodites myne them selves caves in the ground, wherein to dwell."  Two
 here. Was Spencer influenced by cultural stereotypes or by archaeological
 excavation?
 Interesting; in Pliny NH VI, 169, Trogodytice, the land of the Trogodyti,
cave dwellers, again in NH VIII, 25, - cotermini Ethiopia - and NH 32,
"Elephants in..Ethiopia and Trogodytae..."; further Coromines Etymology uses
"troglodyta" as cavedweller from 1444,  "cavernicola", caveman, comes into
the language in 1906, which would indicate a move from taxa to vox vulga,
the later certainly a cultural development.
 C.LAVASTIDA1

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