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Dr. Howitt's Defence of Group-Marriage.

and as a rule it falls to the lot of others to deal with the materials accumulated by the field-anthropologist. If the latter is to make good his views as to origins against the anthropologist of the study, it must be, not by the assertion that the man on the spot can alone judge of these things, but by the more skilful use of his materials, that he must gain the day. How far Dr. Howitt has, in fact, done so, is a question on which the present controversy provides some materials for judgment.

N. W. Thomas.