FATHER OF PREHISTORY: The Abbe Henri Breuil, His Life and Times by Alan Houghton Brodrick

FATHER OF PREHISTORY: The Abbe Henri Breuil, His Life and Times

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A serious, scholarly study of the French priest, archaeologist, anthropologist, and authority on prehistoric art by a British fellow scientist and writer. Breuil (1870-1961), early in his career, discovered cave paintings which radically changed some of the existing ideas about pre-historic man. This marked the beginning of his lifetime study of paleolithic art, a concentration so intense he dismissed Mexico's Mayan ruins as ""modern"". His major findings and the significance of this new evidence are carefully recorded here. There is a vast amount of factual information about the man's work--but not very much about the man, limiting its interest for the general reader and confining it within a specialized field.

Pub Date: Sept. 18th, 1963
Publisher: Morrow