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The origins of religion in the Paleolithic / Gregory J. Wightman.

Author/Creator:
Wightman, G. J., author.
Publication:
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Religion, Prehistoric.
Prehistoric peoples -- Psychology.
Material culture.
Cognition and culture.
Paleolithic period.
Archaeology and religion.
Contents:
1. Introduction
Part I. The Embodied Brain : Neuropsychology and Religious Ritual. 2. Mirroring and empathy ; 3. Acting in concert ; 4. The malleable brain ; 5. Ritualizing sound and movement ; 6. Projecting the self ; 7. External agents ; 8. Language, ritual, and religion ; 9. Dynamic fields of consciousness ; 10. Private and corporate ritual
Part II. The Embedded Body : From Routines to Rituals through Material Engagements. 11. First stirrings ; 12. Negotiating land ; 13. Tools, minds, and rituals ; 14. Making a mark ; 15. Death and beyond ; 16. African sapients, 200-50 kya ; 17. The emergence of religious ritual.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-277) and index.
ISBN:
9781442242890
1442242892
9781442242906
OCLC:
892514361
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