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The Nature of Paleolithic Art
The cave paintings and other preserved remnants of Paleolithic peoples shed light on a world little known to us, one so deeply embedded in time that information about it seems unrecoverable. While art historians have wrestled with these images and objects, very few scientists have weighed in on Paleolithic art as artifacts of a complex, living society. R. Dale Guthrie is o ...more
Hardcover, 520 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by University Of Chicago Press
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I am hardly an expert on this topic, so I probably don't know what I'm talking about, but I found this book to be fascinating. In it, Guthrie poo-poos much of what I'd previously read about European paleolithic cave art. Again, I'm not an expert, but personally I think his ideas, which I imagine must be controversial, are quite plausible. In any case, it's not necessarily bad to shake things up a bit every now and then. In fact, it can be an inspiration.