Societies and institutions which are devoted to anthropological research.
The anthropological expert, on the other hand, insists on making the primitive point of view itself the be-all and end-all of his investigations.
The conclusions deducible from their anthropological features - apart from the general difficulty of arriving at safe conclusions on this ground alone, on account of the variability of the ethnological type under various conditions of life - are also rather indefinite.
On the anthropological aspect of the cult, see also A.
Buckland, Anthropological Studies (1891), pp. 104-139 (on serpents in connexion with metallurgy and precious stones).