The Roots of Civilization

The Cognitive Beginnings of Man's First Art, Symbol and Notation

By Marshack, Alexander

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978-1-55921-041-6
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Moyer Bell Ltd


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Reviewed on December 1, 1991

The first edition of this brilliant work (McGraw-Hill, 1972) was recognized by anthropologists and other scholars as a breakthrough in its approach to the study of Upper Paleolithic "art'' and artifacts. Marshack, now a Fellow at the Peabody Museum, Harvard, introduced the concept of "cognitive archaeology'' in which artifacts are studied in light of the human capacities or "cognitive'' capabilities the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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