The Prehistory of the Mind: The Cognitive Origins of Art, Religion and Science

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Here is one of the first books to bring the insights of archaeology to bear on some of the most fundamental and contentious issues in human evolution. On the way to showing how the world of our ancient ancestors shaped our modern, modular mind, Steven Mithen shares one provocative insight after another. He offers an intriguing and challenging explanation of what it means to be human, a bold new theory about the origin and nature of the mind. 50 illustrations.

The Prehistory of the Mind: The Cognitive Origins of Art, Religion and Science 1999, Thames & Hudson, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780500281000

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The Prehistory of the Mind: The Cognitive Origins of Art, Religion and Science 1996, Thames & Hudson, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780500050811

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