Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Coon, Carlton


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Coon, Carlton


Coon, Carlton Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 59 Part 1
OH 59 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):David Masters

TRACKS:Origin of the races -- Mr. Coon's theory summarized, Olduvai Gorge, Borneo, Java -- Dr. Leakey and the Olduvai Gorge in Africa -- General acceptance is a lack of imagination -- Likeliest place to dig is now Pakistan -- Races and sub.groups -- Social and political outlook -- Humans . perfectly adaptable to the environment in which they live -- Left and right hemispheres of the brain discussed -- There is a sense of freedom about Gloucester that the anthropologist finds here -- Arrival in 1955 -- Gloucester's specialness . never been to any place like it. (Mr. Coon's work has taken him to every corner of the globe) -- Sawyer Free Library -- Sasquatch (Bigfoot) -- Bigfoot incident in New Hampshire recounted -- Is Bigfoot a man or manlike? We don't know what it is -- Bigfoot may be a previously unclassified primate -- We've got to shoot one -- Cranial capacity is one of the parameters for measuring intelligence -- Some great men have had huge cranial capacities -- Mr. Coon gives an anthropologist's view of the 20th century and the current malaise -- Nature going berserk in prehistoric (and perhaps modern) times . dinosaurs and mastodons -- How to eradicate waste and conflict . an anthropologist's view of where modern humanity is and what we can do about it -- War experience -- Darwin . the theory of saltation (jumping) -- Man is incapable of repetition . humanity's uniqueness among the species.

The following names and terms were used in this interview:John Green, Sasquatch, O.S.S., Charles Leakey, LeMerque, saltation, Renee Dehinden, Potlatch.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Anthropology.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Coon, Carlton Interviewee.;Masters, David Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Coon, Carlton," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7664, (accessed August 21, 2017).