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Deciphering Ancient Minds: The Mystery of San Bushmen Rock Art

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How did ancient peoples—those living before written records—think? Were their thinking patterns fundamentally different from ours today? Researchers over the years have certainly believed so. Along with the Aborigines of Australia, the indigenous San people of southern Africa—among the last hunter-gatherer societies on Earth—became iconic representatives of all our distant ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Thames & Hudson
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I've never thought much of rock art and what it could mean. I suppose like most people I figured, if anything, it was just a representation of daily life. I found this book to be fascinating and it has left me itching to learn more. Great read.
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Lewis-Williams had been interested in archaeology in his youth.[2] When interviewed on 19 February 2014 in his office at the Rock Art Research Institute (RARI) at WITS, Lewis-Williams related that in the early days of apartheid, there were very few English-speaking archaeology teaching posts available. One was held by John Goodwin at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the other was held by ...more
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