SPY , acommune near Namur, Belgium . Here in 1886, in Betche aux Roches cavern, Maximin Lohest and
See also:Marcel de Puydt found two nearly perfect skeletons (man and woman) at the
See also:depth of 16 ft., with numerous implements of the
See also:Mousterian type . All the human remains are now in the Lohest Collection, Liege . The skulls were characterized by enormous brows, retreating forehead, massive
See also:jaw-bones, rudimentary
See also:chin and large posterior molars . The skeletons were further marked by a divergent curvature of the bones of the fore-
See also:arm; the
See also:tibia were shorter than in any other known
See also:race, and stouter than in most; the tibia and femur, being so articulated that to maintain equilibrium the
See also:head and
See also:body must have been thrown forward, as in the gait of the larger apes . These characteristics justify placing " the man of Spy in the lowest category . . . the dentition is inferior to that of the neolithic man in France . . , approximates near to the apes, although there is still, to use the language of Fraipont and Lohest, an abyss between the man of Spy and the highest
See also:ape " (E . D .
See also:Cope, " The Genealogy of Man " in The
See also:American Naturalist,
See also:April 1893, p . 334) . With the skeletons were found bones of
See also:extinct mammals, the woolly
See also:rhinoceros (Rhinoceros tichorhinus),
See also:mammoth (Elephas priini-
See also:genius), and the cave-bear (Ursus spelaeus) .
See also L'Homme contemporain du mammouth a Spy (Namur, 1887); G. deMortillet, Le Prehistorique (1900) .
SPY (from " to spy " or " espy"; 0. Fr. espie, espi...
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