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Adolf Bastian

Adolf Bastian (26 June 1826 – 2 February 1905) was a 19th-century polymath best remembered for his contributions to the development of ethnography and the development of anthropology as a discipline. Modern psychology owes him a great debt, because of his theory of the Elementargedanke, which led to Carl Jung's development of the theory of archetypes. His ideas had a formative influence on the "father of American anthropology" Franz Boas, and he also influenced the thought of comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell

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What we see in history is not a transformation, a passing of one race into another, but entirely new ...

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A most burning question of time, though. It burns in every nook and cranny of the ethnological world ...

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