Inside the Neolithic Mind

Consciousness, Cosmos and the Realm of the Gods


A brilliantly argued and elegantly written examination of the intricate web of belief, myth and society in the Neolithic period


ISBN: 9780500294413 Categories: ,

David Lewis-Williams, David Pearce


This fascinating book continues the story begun in the bestselling and critically acclaimed book The Mind in the Cave. Drawing on the latest research and recent discoveries, the authors skilfully link material on human consciousness, imagery and belief systems to propose provocative new theories about the causes of an ancient revolution in cosmology, the origins of social complexity and even the drive behind the domestication of plants and animals. In doing so they create a fascinating neurological bridge to the mysterious thought-lives of the past and reveal the essence of a momentous period in human history.

Additional information

Weight 320 g
Dimensions 13 x 19.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 8 October 2018
Number of pages 320
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 13 x 19.6 cm
Weight 320 g


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