The Prehistory of the Mind
A Search for the Origins of Art, Religion and Science
By (author) Steven Mithen
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Prehistory of the Mind by Steven Mithen
Book DescriptionAward-winning science writer Steven Mithen explores how an understanding of our ancestors and their development can illuminate our brains and behaviour today How do our minds work? When did language and religious beliefs first emerge? Why was there a cultural explosion of art and creativity with the arrival of modern humans? This ground-breaking book brings the insight of archaeology to our understanding of the development and history of the human mind, combining them with ideas from evolutionary psychology in a brilliant and provocative synthesis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780753802045
(160mm x 200mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 4-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Steven Mithen
Steven Mithen is Professor of Early Prehistory and Head of the School of Human and Environmental Sciences at the University of Reading.
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