It was first practised by Palaeolithic man
during the last Ice Age using ivory from mammoth tusks.
25) In what becomes almost an essay on sexual frustration with monogamy, Wells describes morality as 'the padding of suggested emotions and habits, by which the round Palaeolithic man
is fitted into the square hole of the civilized state' (p.
The fact that our species survived the first millennia of its existence shows that Palaeolithic man
already boasted a fair measure of empirical knowledge regarding the workings of the systems, among which he lived or exploited.