The Mind In The Cave Consciousness And The Origins Of Art


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The Mind In The Cave Consciousness And The Origins Of Art

The Mind In The Cave Consciousness And The Origins Of Art Author by : David Lewis-Williams
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2004-04-17
Publisher by : Thames & Hudson
ISBN : 9780500770443
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Total Download : 708

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
Category: Art

Inside The Neolithic Mind Consciousness Cosmos And The Realm Of The Gods

Inside The Neolithic Mind Consciousness Cosmos And The Realm Of The Gods Author by : David Lewis-Williams
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2005-10-01
Publisher by : Thames & Hudson
ISBN : 9780500770450
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Total Download : 593

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
Category: Social Science

Deciphering Ancient Minds The Mystery Of San Bushmen Rock Art

Deciphering Ancient Minds The Mystery Of San Bushmen Rock Art Author by : David Lewis-Williams
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2011-06-01
Publisher by : Thames & Hudson
ISBN : 9780500770467
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Total Download : 563

Goes to the heart of contemporary arguments about the "primitive" and the "modern" minds, and draws new social, anthropological, and ethnographic conclusions about the nature of ancient societies. How did ancient peoples—those living before written records—think? Were their thinking patterns fundamentally different from ours today? Researchers over the years have certainly believed so. Along with the Aborigines of Australia, the indigenous San people of southern Africa—among the last hunter-gatherer societies on Earth—became iconic representatives of all our distant ancestors and were
Category: Social Science

Cave Paintings And The Human Spirit

Cave Paintings And The Human Spirit Author by : David S. Whitley
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009
Publisher by :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132232542
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Total Download : 692

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