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Deciphering Ancient Minds: The Mystery of San Bushmen Rock Art Hardcover – June 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (June 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500051690
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500051696
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.6 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,193,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Poetry meets practicality in these pages: honey-hunting men dance along a thread of light, and a reader’s inspiration results.” (Choice)

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David Lewis-Williams is Professor Emeritus and Senior Mentor at the Rock Art Research Institute, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is the author of The Mind in the Cave, Conceiving God, Inside the Neolithic Mind, and Deciphering Ancient Minds.

Sam Challis is a rock art specialist at the Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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This is an exceptionally well researched and documented account if how San paintings in different parts of Southern Africa were first interpreted and recorded. If you are planing a trip to see these paintings this book is a must read. If you are interested in primitive cave drawings all over the globe, thus is a must read. If you want a fascinating look at early man and shamanistic rituals, this book is for you. Well written with beautiful pictures of the drawings and excellent descriptions of the languages (click language).
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By GILLICAB on December 17, 2013
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There are relatively few books available on these people and their art.
This writer is an expert on them. Enjoy!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anton Reger on March 31, 2013
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Excellent book, well written. Blend of hypothesis and solid research, so it made a convincing argument. You should read it.
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