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THE ANTIQUITY OF MAN.

naturally led to ask if it is possible to estimate in figures this antiquity of our species. We are obliged up to the present time to answer, No.

Fig. 6.
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Sketch of Fossil Mammoth on ivory, found among Cave Relics.

We can perfectly establish relative epochs; but we cannot judge of the number of years that each of these epochs represents.