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The first signs : my quest to unlock the mysteries of the world's oldest symbols

Author: Genevieve Von Petzinger
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world.

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Genre/Form: Travel writing
Nonfiction
History
Named Person: Genevieve Von Petzinger; Genevieve Von Petzinger
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Genevieve Von Petzinger
ISBN: 9781501132292 1501132296 9781476785493 147678549X
OCLC Number: 1051773328
Notes: Advance uncorrected proofs
"Compliments of the publisher"--page i
Description: viii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Two red dots --
Once upon a time in Africa ... --
Glimmers of a modern mind --
Intermittent signals --
Welcome to the Ice Age --
Venuses, lion-men, and signs beyond the mundane world --
Life and death in the first villages --
How to make cave art --
Hands across the ages : the many styles of the oldest art --
Of animals and humans and strange tableaux --
Patterns : trading signs and sharing symbols --
Chicken or egg : a brief history of language, brains, and writing --
The lady of St. Germain-la-Rivière and the mysterious necklace --
Through the eyes of the ancestors : a rock art epiphany --
Feather or weapon : the real-world meanings of cave signs --
Seeing the unseen world : visions, shamans, and the 7 signs.
Responsibility: Genevieve von Petzinger.

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