Excerpt from The Human Races: A Sketch of Classifications; A Chapter in Anthropology
By 1775 when the young Blumenbach took his doctor's de gree on a thesis entitled De Generis Humani Varietate. The interest had grown. He classified the races by their colors and laid down man... y principles of ethnological science - indeed he founded it. Such knowledge was sufficiently in demand to call for the harm and greatly enlarged edition of his work in 1795. Interest generates inquiry. And there followed a period of great anthropological discovery. The information brought by travellers was complied by men like Pallas (i777). Soemmer ing Camper Erasmus Darwin (1794 White Virey Lawrence Larmarck(1815 in fields of philological and archaeological research there were wonderful results from the indefatigable labors of such men as A'lijelll dzi Perma. Sir William jones. Champollion. Layard. Rawlinson and George Smith. Close upon these discoveries there came efforts to form societies and various co-operative organizations for collecting. Preserving and spreading the results of discoveries regarding man. Perhaps the most memorable of these was the Societe des Observateurs de l'homme at Paris in 1800. The Societe d'anthropologie at Paris in 1859 and the anthropological Society at London in 1863.
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