A Cosmos in Stone: Interpreting Religion and Society Through Rock Art - Archaeology of Religion (Paperback)David J. Lewis-Williams (author)
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Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 146 x 21 mm
Individuals with an interest in the extensive rock art found on the Northwest Coast should consider A Cosmos in Stone indispensable. -- Amanda Adams * The Midden *
This volume is a compilation of David Lewis-Williams' seminal papers. Though his data are primarily the rock art of the San (bushmen) of southern Africa and the cave art of the European Paleolithic, this book equally is about archaeological method and especially theory. Even more, it represents an intellectual achievement of the greatest historical importance. In these papers Lewis-Williams bridges the longest-lived divide in our western intellectual tradition, the opposition between science, religion and art, showing how science is necessary to understand art and religion, and how any apprehension of human social life likewise must foreground the importance of religion and art. -- David S. Whitley, author, The Art of the Shaman; editor, Archaeology of Religion series
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