The Prehistory of the Mind: A Search for the Origins of Art, Religion and Science

Mithen, Steven
ISBN:
9780753802045

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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