New PDF release: A Cosmos in Stone: Interpreting Religion and Society Through

By David J. Lewis-Williams

J. David Lewis-Williams is international well known for his paintings at the rock paintings of Southern Africa. during this quantity, Lewis-Williams describes the most important steps in his evolving trip to appreciate those pictures painted on stone. He describes the advance of technical tools of reading rock work of the Seventies, exhibits how a growing to be figuring out of San mythology, cosmology, and ethnography helped decode the advanced work, and lines the advance of neuropsychological types for realizing the connection among trust platforms and rock artwork. the writer then applies his theories to the recognized rock work of prehistoric Western Europe in an try to enhance a entire idea of rock paintings. for college kids of rock paintings, archaeology, ethnography, comparative faith, and paintings heritage, Lewis-Williams' ebook can be a provocative learn and a major reference.

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