The Shamans of Prehistory

The Shamans of Prehistory

Trance and Magic in the Painted Caves

Book - 1998
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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.
ISBN: 9780810941823
Branch Call Number: 709.01 Clottes 1998
Characteristics: 120 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. maps ;,32 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lewis-Williams, J. David
Alternative Title: Chamanes de la préhistoire


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