The Children of the Sun.


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Professor Elliot Smith . . . has endeavored to bring together a mass of facts calculated by their cumulative effect to indicate very strongly, or, as he thinks, prove that the essential elements of the ancient civilizations of India, further Asia, the Malay Archipelago, Oceania, and America were brought in succession to each of these places by mariners, whose oriental migrations (on an extensive scale) began as trading intercourse between the eastern Mediterranean and India some time after 800 B.C. He believes that the evidence proves that an elaborate culture complex, associated with heliolithic ritual and practices, originating in the main in Egypt, was disseminated over an enormous area chiefly through the agency of the maritime trading enterprises of the Phoenicians, and that by easterly dispersal this culture complex eventually reached the New World.2

1Cf.Smith, G.E., n/an/an/an/a ; Perry, W.J., n/an/an/an/a

2 Balfour, H., Jour. Egypt. Archaeol., 3: 225.

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Chicago: The Children of the Sun. in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. Thomas, William I. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937), Original Sources, accessed May 27, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9KGQYESFFPUIAL1.

MLA: . The Children of the Sun., in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, edited by Thomas, William I., New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937, Original Sources. 27 May. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9KGQYESFFPUIAL1.

Harvard: , The Children of the Sun.. cited in 1937, Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. , McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York. Original Sources, retrieved 27 May 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=9KGQYESFFPUIAL1.