The Mind in the Cave.

By David Lewis-Williams

Printed: 2016

Publisher: Thames & Hudson. London

Edition: Reprint

Dimensions 16 × 24 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 16 x 24 x 3

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Softback. Maroon paper binding with Green and black cave drawing and title on the front board.

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The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art is a 2002 study of Upper Paleolithic European rock art written by the archaeologist David Lewis-Williams, then a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Lewis-Williams first published some of the ideas that would form the basis for his argument in The Mind in the Cave in a 1988 academic paper co-written with Thomas Dowson entitled “The Signs of All Times: Entoptic Phenomena in Upper Palaeolithic Art” Fellow archaeologist Robert J. Wallis would later characterise this as “one of the most controversial papers” in rock art research

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