Bonwick, Daily Life and Origin of the Tasmanians (London, 1870); J.
Several of the above practices are common to the Australians, who, though generally inferior, have many points of resemblance (osteological and other) with Papuans, to whom the extinct Tasmanians were still more closely allied.
Ling Roth, The Tasmanians, (2nd ed., 1899); R.
Ii.; Papers and Proceedings of Royal Society of Tasmania; and papers by the present writer in Journal of the Anthropological Institute.) The Tasmanians, when they came in contact with the European explorers and settlers, were not the broken outcasts they afterwards became.
The pictorial art of the Tasmanians was poor and childish, quite below that of the Palaeolithic men of Europe.