The Mind In The Cave Consciousness And The Origins Of Art
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Author by : David Lewis-Williams Languange Used : en Release Date : 2004-04-17 Publisher by : Thames & Hudson ISBN : 9780500770443 File Size : 44,5 Mb Total Download : 861
The breathtakingly beautiful art created deep inside the caves of western Europe has the power to dazzle even the most jaded observers. Emerging from the narrow underground passages into the chambers of caves such as Lascaux, Chauvet, and Altamira, visitors are confronted with symbols, patterns, and depictions of bison, woolly mammoths, ibexes, and other animals. Since its discovery, cave art has provoked great curiosity about why it appeared when and where it did, how it was made, and what it meant to the communities that created it. David Lewis-Williams proposes that the explanation for this
Author by : David Lewis-Williams Languange Used : en Release Date : 2005-10-01 Publisher by : Thames & Hudson ISBN : 9780500770450 File Size : 48,8 Mb Total Download : 300
An exploration of how brain structure and cultural content interacted in the Neolithic period 10,000 years ago to produce unique life patterns and belief systems. What do the headless figures found in the famous paintings at Catalhoyuk in Turkey have in common with the monumental tombs at Newgrange and Knowth in Ireland? How can the concepts of "birth," "death," and "wild" cast light on the archaeological enigma of the domestication of cattle? What generated the revolutionary social change that ended the Upper Palaeolithic? David Lewis-Williams's previous book, The Mind in the Cave, dealt with
Author by : David Lewis-Williams Languange Used : en Release Date : 2010-03-01 Publisher by : Thames & Hudson ISBN : 9780500770436 File Size : 50,5 Mb Total Download : 657
A controversial exploration of the origin of religion in the neurology of the human brain. In this book the noted cognitive archaeologist David Lewis-Williams confronts a question that troubles many people in the world today: Is there a supernatural realm that intervenes in the material world of daily life and leads to the evolution of religions? Professor Lewis-Williams first describes how science developed within the cocoon of religion and then shows how the natural functioning of the human brain creates experiences that can lead to belief in a supernatural realm, beings, and interventions.