Darwin-L Message Log 2:131 (October 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<2:131>From peter@usenix.org  Thu Oct 28 07:19:49 1993

Date: Thu, 28 Oct 93 05:23:22 PDT
From: peter@usenix.org (Peter H. Salus)
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re:  caveman

I am not sure as to the precise answer to Kimler's query, but
the usage of "cavedweller" seems to antedate "caveman" by about
50-60 years.  As "cavedweller" arises in the 1820s-1830s, it
is clearly an expression of the early 19th century/early Victorian
zeal for exploration.


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