The Mind in the Cave

The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art

History , Archaeology
Paperback Published on: 05/04/2004
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The Mind in the Cave
A human connection worth learning
A neurological journey into the lives of the paleolithic people. Written with such empathy and insight as to make you want to find a cold dark cave to vent... READ MORE
Vanessa in Inverness


What does the breathtakingly beautiful art depicted on the walls of caves such as Lascaux, Chauvet and Altamira, tell us about the nature of the ancestral mind? How did these images spring, seemingly from nowhere into the human story?

The Mind in the Cave puts forward the most plausible explanation yet proposed for the origins of image-making and art. This is a masterful piece of detective work, casting light on the darkest mysteries of our earliest ancestors and on the nature of our own consciousness and experience.

  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780500284650
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 540g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

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