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The cave and the cathedral : how a real-life Indiana Jones and a renegade scholar decoded the ancient art of man

Author: Amir D Aczel
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Popular science writer Aczel examines French (and some Spanish) cave drawings and the theories scientists have put forward to explain them, including religious iconography, hunting trophies, and a leap in human brain development.
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Aczel, Amir D.
Cave and the cathedral.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2009
(DLC) 2009006816
(OCoLC)299698306
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amir D Aczel
ISBN: 9780470638132 0470638133 9780470638118 0470638117 9780470638156 047063815X 1282548069 9781282548060
OCLC Number: 607553801
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: The adventure of Niaux --
The greatest mystery --
The Neanderthal enigma --
The roots of language --
Abbé Breuil --
Font-de-Gaume and Combarelles --
The tale of a missing dog --
The sign of the bull and the legend of the minotaur --
Rouffignac and Pech Merle --
The discovery of Lascaux --
The enigma of the pit --
The groundbreaking work of Annette Laming-Emperaire --
Prehistoric objets d'art --
The sign of the hand --
The legend of the white lady --
Shamans of the tundra --
Stonehenge and signs in the sky --
The Mediterranean, Australia, and Patagonia --
Leroi-Gourhan's theory --
The relationship between signs and animals --
The Chauvet cave.
Responsibility: Amir D. Aczel.

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Popular science writer Aczel examines French (and some Spanish) cave drawings and the theories scientists have put forward to explain them, including religious iconography, hunting trophies, and a leap in human brain development.

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