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October 17, 2016

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animated gif of skeletons dancing on book page
"Man From the Farthest Past," volume 7, by Carl Whiting Bishop. Smithsonian Institution Series, Inc., 1930


Maybe they’re excited about Halloween coming?

Neanderthal man is dancing with a close relative taken from Man from the Farthest Path, volume 7 in the Smithsonian Scientific Series, with then-Secretary of the Smithsonian Charles Greeley Abbot as editor-in-chief.

View the book at http://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/manfromfarthestp07bish.