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Genesis of symbolic thought

Author: Alan Barnard
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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The distinguished social anthropologist Alan Barnard explores the origins of the symbolic thought that is fundamental to human existence.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Barnard, Alan (Alan J.).
Genesis of symbolic thought.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011052551
(OCoLC)774146290
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Barnard
ISBN: 9781139198707 113919870X
OCLC Number: 817925304
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 194 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Stones, bones, ochre and beads --
Kinship, sociality and the symbolic order --
Ritual and religion --
The flowering of language --
Conquering the globe --
After symbolic thought: the Neolithic.
Responsibility: Alan Barnard.

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'Barnard attempts to answer the question of when and how human symbolic thought originated ... The book is written in a way that should make it easily understood by nonspecialists, but it should be Read more...

 
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