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By Harald Haarmann

This ebook by way of popular anthropologist Harald Haarmann illuminates the purchase of data, and the meanings underlying kinds of wisdom, in a large temporal scope, starting from the Neolithic during the smooth period. non secular wisdom is on the middle of this paintings, which perspectives fable and faith encoded in Neolithic lady collectible figurines and revived within the modern "primitive" art of artists resembling Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. inside of this sort of framework, this research employs the information and insights of the quite new, and intensely vital, interdisciplinary box of archaeomythology, which ties jointly info from archaeology, DNA reviews, mythology, anthropology, classical experiences, different old language reviews, and linguistics. This research does so with a wealth of knowledge in those fields, supplying significant resolutions to many questions relating to antiquity, and laying off gentle upon a number of formerly misunderstood phenomena, from the real functionality of Stonehenge (that its objective used to be now not astronomical), to the truth that there couldn't were a mass circulate of agriculturalists from Anatolia to Europe (this is a at present hotly contested issue), to special Eurasian spiritual ideals and mythological motifs (with an outstanding dialogue of shamanism), to platforms of writing (with a superb discourse upon old writing systems), spiritual expression, and mythology of the exceedingly major cultures of outdated Europe (Neolithic southeastern Europe). The e-book extra discourses upon the legacy of this tradition in Minoan after which Greek tradition, previous ecu (pre-Indo-European) lexical goods (that is, substrate vocabulary) in Greek, and eventually the protection of Neolithic spirituality in glossy artwork. With this interdisciplinary strategy, the learn demonstrates that each one of the themes of this manuscript are interconnected, in a robust wholeness. old wisdom, historic information, historical reasoning is an exceptional research that would allure throughout many disciplines, together with archaeology, mythology, anthropology, classical experiences, old language reports, and linguistics. The publication additionally comprises many photographs that might turn out useful to the reader.

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