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The Mind In The Cave


Author : J. David Lewis-Williams
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2009-05-05


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The author combines a lifetime of anthropological research with the most recent neurological insights in this text. Illuminating glimpses into the ancient mind are interwoven with the self-evolving story of modern-day cave discoveries & research.

Cave Paintings And The Human Spirit


Author : David S. Whitley
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2009


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Describes the connection between shamanism and creativity, myth, and religion through an exploration of cave paintings found in France and Spain.

Inside The Neolithic Mind


Author : David Lewis-Williams
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2018-09-13


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Now in compact paperback, a compelling examination of how brain structure and cultural context interacted in the Neolithic period, 10,000 years ago, to produce unique patterns in belief systems.

Cave Art


Author : Jean Clottes
language : en
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Release Date : 2010-03-31


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The discovery of pre-historic decorated caves in western Europe transformed the way we think about the development of art. The earliest known evidence of human artistic endeavor, the awe-inspiring paintings, dramatic engravings and small, delicate sculptures of animals and humans found in these caves still hold a unique power and fascination, more than a century after they were first discovered. In this book, internationally renowned expert on prehistoric art Jean Clottes explores the origins of art and creativity. He takes the reader on a guided tour of 85 caves and rock shelters, many of which are not open to the public, revealing the extraordinary beauty of the works of art within them. Cave Art features more than 300 works from the Paleolithic period, made between 35,000 and 11,000 years ago, presented in geographical and chronological order.This comprehensive, accessible introduction to prehistoric art includes such spectacular works as the famous horses of Lascaux, the buffalo in the Altamira cave in Spain and the ivory carving of a woman's face found at Brassempouy in the south of France, as well as examples from less well-known sites. A wonderful range of animals is presented, from cave bears to reindeer, as well as mysterious abstract signs and schematic representations of human beings. Examples of portable art and sculpture are also included. While most of the caves described in the book are European, Cave Art also includes examples of open-air rock art made after the last ice age at sites around the world. With an unparalleled selection of images, Cave Art offers a unique guided tour of the earliest expressions of human creativity. Each work in Cave Art is illustrated by a color photograph, and accompanied by a clear, vivid explanatory text. A concise introduction tells the story of the discovery of the caves, and gives a clear outline of current knowledge, research and debate on the subject of prehistoric art. The book also includes a chronology, maps of the main caves and sites, a glossary and a list of sites that can be visited.

The First Signs


Author : Genevieve von Petzinger
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2017-03-28


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The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world--the first indications of symbolic meaning, intelligence, and language. Join renowned archaeologist Genevieve von Petzinger on an Indiana Jones-worthy adventure from the open-air rock art sites of northern Portugal to the dark depths of a remote cave in Spain that can only be reached by sliding face-first through the mud. Von Petzinger looks past the beautiful horses, powerful bison, graceful ibex, and faceless humans in the ancient paintings. Instead, she's obsessed with the abstract geometric images that accompany them, the terse symbols that appear more often than any other kinds of figures--signs that have never really been studied or explained until now. Part travel journal, part popular science, part personal narrative, von Petzinger's groundbreaking book starts to crack the code on the first form of graphic communication. It's in her blood, as this talented scientist's grandmother served as a code-breaker at Bletchley. Discernible patterns emerge that point to abstract thought and expression, and for the first time, we can begin to understand the changes that might have been happening inside the minds of our Ice Age ancestors--offering a glimpse of when they became us.

Conceiving God


Author : J. David Lewis-Williams
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2010


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Describes how science developed within the cocoon of religion and then argues that the natural functioning of the human brain creates experiences that can lead to belief in a supernatural realm, beings and interventions, and subsequently, the formulation of religions. By the author of The Mind in the Cave.

A Cosmos In Stone


Author : David J. Lewis-Williams
language : en
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Release Date : 2002-04-16


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Collected articles of the world's preeminent rock art researchers and cognitive archaeologists.