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The Shamans of Prehistory: Trance and Magic in the Painted Caves

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By: Jean Clottes and David Lewis-Williams

120 pages, 90 col illus, 26 b/w illus, figs, tabs

Abrams

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #86536 | ISBN: 0810941821
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With an abundance of full-colour illustrations, Clottes and Lewis-Williams draw on neuropsychology and ethnography to follow prehistoric shamans into their trance states. The authors shed light on what these rock artists were thinking and how they may have worked. On these pages, Paleolithic art and life are seen in a new and astonishing way.


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