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Discovering Southern African Rock Art

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ISBN-10: 0864861672

ISBN-13: 9780864861672

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Lewis-Williams

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The rock paintings and engravings of southern Africa have long been considered obscure, yet research has managed since to piece together that message, and we now know that this beautiful and detailed art tells us about the religious experiences of the San (bushmen) who made it: centuries ago the San believed that the art carried messages from the spirit world. This book traces the story behind that research, how it started, its failures and successes, and some of its debates, linking the art to the people who made it.
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Book details

Publisher: New Africa Books
Publication date: 1/12/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 102
Size: 5.91" wide x 8.27" long
Language: English

David Lewis-Williams is Professor Emeritus and Senior Mentor at the Rock Art Research Institute, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is the author of The Mind in the Cave , Conceiving God , Inside the Neolithic Mind, and Deciphering Ancient Minds.