Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Until recently, archaeology was concerned mainly with piecing together the material lives of our ancestors. In this groundbreaking book, master storyteller and respected archaeologist Brian Fagan explains how cutting-edge science can now take us beyond the artifacts--into the mystical realm of shamans and spirit mediums, ancestor worship, and ritual sacrifice. From the Nile's black land to the Aztec's world of the Fifth Sun, from Stonehenge to Jericho, Fagan describes how Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Automated Design-mapping and other sophisticated scientific methods are helping us to decode the religious and spiritual beliefs of our forebears. This new "archaeology of the mind" blends a wealth of scientific disciplines--from botany, zoology, and geology to neuropsychology, palynology, and nuclear physics. With vivid imagery and a transporting voice, Fagan revolutionizes our understanding of the inner lives of ancient people.

Buy From Black Land to Fifth Sun book by Brian Fagan from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780738201412
ISBN-10: 0738201413
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 19-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about From Black Land to Fifth Sun book by Brian Fagan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Brian Fagan

Brian Fagan is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he has written many internationally acclaimed popular books about archaeology, including The Little Ice Age, Floods, Famines, and Emperors, and The Long Summer. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Books By Author Brian Fagan

Intimate Bond by Brian Fagan

The Intimate Bond

Paperback, February 2017
$34.43
Beyond the Blue Horizon by Brian Fagan

Beyond the Blue Horizon

Paperback, November 2014
$17.99
Great Archaeologists by Brian Fagan

The Great Archaeologists

Hardback, September 2014
$44.99
Attacking Ocean by Brian Fagan

The Attacking Ocean

Hardback, June 2013
$38.61