Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

@article{Sommer2006MirrorMO,
  title={Mirror, Mirror on the Wall},
  author={Marianne Sommer},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={36},
  pages={207 - 240}
}
This paper investigates an historical episode that involved an object that was both scientific and popular. In 1908, the first almost complete Neanderthal skeleton was discovered at La Chapelle-aux-Saints, France. From its very rebirth, the specimen became an object of interest to scientists holding different views of human evolution. It also was of interest for a public whose Catholic and anti-clerical stances were voiced through the press, and for the modernist clerical prehistorians who had… 

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