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By Harald Haarmann

This e-book via well known anthropologist Harald Haarmann illuminates the purchase of data, and the meanings underlying sorts of wisdom, in a wide temporal scope, starting from the Neolithic in the course of the sleek period. religious wisdom is on the center of this paintings, which perspectives fable and faith encoded in Neolithic lady collectible figurines and revived within the modern "primitive" paintings of artists corresponding to Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. inside of the sort of framework, this learn employs the data and insights of the rather new, and extremely vital, interdisciplinary box of archaeomythology, which ties jointly details from archaeology, DNA reports, mythology, anthropology, classical reviews, different historic language experiences, and linguistics. This examine does so with a wealth of data in those fields, delivering significant resolutions to many questions relating to antiquity, and laying off mild upon a number of formerly misunderstood phenomena, from the genuine functionality of Stonehenge (that its function was once now not astronomical), to the truth that there couldn't were a mass stream of agriculturalists from Anatolia to Europe (this is a at the moment hotly contested issue), to special Eurasian spiritual ideals and mythological motifs (with an exceptional dialogue of shamanism), to platforms of writing (with an excellent discourse upon old writing systems), spiritual expression, and mythology of the awfully major cultures of outdated Europe (Neolithic southeastern Europe). The booklet extra discourses upon the legacy of this tradition in Minoan after which Greek tradition, outdated ecu (pre-Indo-European) lexical goods (that is, substrate vocabulary) in Greek, and at last the upkeep of Neolithic spirituality in sleek artwork. With this interdisciplinary technique, the research demonstrates that each one of the topics of this manuscript are interconnected, in a robust wholeness. old wisdom, old information, historical reasoning is an exceptional examine that might attraction throughout many disciplines, together with archaeology, mythology, anthropology, classical stories, historic language reviews, and linguistics. The booklet additionally contains many pictures that might end up useful to the reader.

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