The Shamans of Prehistory
Trance and Magic in the Painted CavesBook - 1998
This work reveals the authors' method of understanding the images painted or etched on rock walls by the people of prehistory. Noting the similarity between prehistoric rock art and that created by some contemporary traditional societies, archaeologists Jean Clottes and David Lewis-Williams suggest that the ancient images were created by shamans, powerful individuals who were able to contact the spirit world through trance and ritual.
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1998.
Branch Call Number: 709.01 Clottes 1998
Characteristics: 120 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. maps ;,32 cm.
Alternative Title: Chamanes de la préhistoire