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Roots of Civilization

4.54  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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Published December 1st 1991 by McGraw-Hill Companies
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Forrest
Mar 26, 2013 Forrest rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
[Update]: I've re-read the book since I wrote this review. It's as good as I remember it, maybe even a touch better than I've given it credit for. Marshack goes beyond the notion that primitive man kept track of time and had some sense of a cosmology and makes some forays into how archaeological evidence gives insights into the complexity of thought that the production of such artifacts requires. Primitive man was not so primitive, and, after reading this, I suspect that, given despite the mater ...more
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Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk
This is, in my opinion, an important book. It looks at the origins of Art and Science and presents the argument that both have evolved out of our need to create a worldview that makes sense of our surroundings.
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