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"Stone Age Tribes", tsunami and racist evolutionism

The belief that the so-called Western civilisation represents the final goal of human evolution, the idea that we're on the top of the evolution is still alive - both among journalists and anthropologists as the coverage of the tsunami disaster has shown. Today, again such a story full of racist evolutionism appeared - the Daily Telegraph writes: Chief's death brings end of Stone Age tribes a step nearer. Quote: "Some anthropologists believe that the tribes are a vital link in the chain of human evolution. They have no written script." >> continue

19th Century Social Evolutionism - Anthropological theories
(Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama)

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