By Lewis Henry Morgan
Lewis Henry Morgan studied the yank Indian lifestyle and picked up a tremendous quantity of real fabric at the background of primitive-communal society. all of the conclusions he attracts are according to those evidence; the place he lacks them, he purposes again at the foundation of the information to be had to him. He decided the periodization of primitive society via linking all the classes with the improvement of creation recommendations. The “great series of innovations and discoveries;” and the historical past of associations, with every one of its 3 branches — kinfolk, estate and govt — represent the development made by way of human society from its earliest phases to the start of civilization. Mankind won this growth via 'the sluggish evolution in their psychological and ethical powers via event, and in their protracted fight with opposing stumbling blocks whereas profitable their strategy to civilization.'
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IV. Meat and Milk The absence of Subsistence. animals adapted to domestication in AHTS OP 1 and the the Western hemisphere, excepting the llama, specific differences in the cereals of the two hemispheres exercised an important influence upon the relative advancement of their inhabitants. While this inequality of endowments was immaterial to mankind in the period of savagery, and not marked in its effects in the Lower Status of barbarism, it made an essential difference with that portion who had attained to the Middle Status.
This is especially true of the Iliad, which contains the oldest as well as the most circumstantial account now existing of the progress of mainland up to the time of its composition. Strabo com* pliments Homer as the father of geographical science nor civilization ; 1 The phonetic alphabet came, like other great inventions, at the end of successive efforts. The slow Egyptian, advancing; the hieroglyph through its several forms, had reached a syllabus composed of phonetic characters, and at this stage was resting upon hte labors.
Evidence still remains in the oldest of existing systems of Consanguinity, the Malayan, tending to show that this, the first form of the family, was anciently as universal as this system of consanguinity which it created. The Punaluan Family. Its name is derived from the Hawaiian relationship of Punalua. It was founded upon the intermarriage of several brothers to each other's wives in a group and of II. ; several sisters to each other's husbands in a group. But the term brother, as here used, included the first, second, and even more remote male cousins, all of whom were considered brothers to each other, as we consider own brothers and the term sister included the first, sec- third, ; "Lucr.
Ancient Society (Classics of Anthropology) by Lewis Henry Morgan