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Lewis-Williams, J. David
Deciphering ancient minds : the mystery of San Bushman rock art / David Lewis-Williams and Sam Challis
Alternate Title Mystery of San Bushman rock art
London : Thames & Hudson, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  GN865.S5 L36 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Art, San -- Themes, motives
Rock paintings -- Africa, Southern
Petroglyphs -- Africa, Southern
San (African people) -- Religion
Subject Africa, Southern -- Antiquities
Physical Description 224 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-218) and index
Contents Back in time -- Dance of life, dance of death -- 'These are sorcery's things' -- Discovering rain -- Capturing rain -- Truth hidden in error -- The imagistic web of myth -- Into the unknown -- 'Simple' people?
Summary 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
Alternate Author Challis, Sam

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