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In similar ways goods flow from lowland to highland, from subregion to subregion, from region to region. Characteristically, the exchanges are never direct but take place in towns, towns that serve as market center and ceremonial center at the same time, where men come to buy and the hillsides, the or made and also burn incense before the altar of their gods or to convert Each valley forms such a planetary system which a number of villages, located at different altitudes and capital- sell to their cash into entertainment.

For such a species does not stake its more its so if constit- survival on a narrow range of chance; its resources answer many challenges. In our racial and individual variability lies the best hope of mankind its inherent plasticity. Some areas of the world are veritable staging grounds of our biological mobilization. Middle America is one such area. — 33 Ill Confusion of Tongues Middle America mosaic of geographical environments and of hualso a mosaic of human languages. A recent catalogue of the indigenous languages of Latin America records some 260 languages for the area between the northern border of Mexico and the southern border of Guatemala.

Its dating therefore must remain problematical. But more recent finds have definitelv established the presence of man in the valley of Mexico during the Late Pleistocene. In 1952 and 1954, human projectile points were found in association with mammoth remains at Santa Isabel Iztapan, close to Tepexpan. The points show distinct similarities to game-hunter projectile points encountered in North America. The big-game hunters were not, however, the only settlers in Middle America. In the southwestern United States archeologists have discovered remains of people of quite a different cultural orientation.

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