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From black land to fifth sun :the science of sacred sites

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Until recently, archaeology was concerned mainly with piecing together the material lives of our ancestors. In this groundbreaking book, master storyteller and respected archaeologist Brian Fagan explains how cutting-edge science can now take us beyond the artifacts—into the mystical realm of shamans and spirit mediums, ancestor worship, and ritual sacrifice. From the Niles black land to the Aztecs world of the Fifth Sun, from Stonehenge to Jericho, Fagan describes how Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Automated Design-mapping and other sophisticated scientific methods are helping us to decode the religious and spiritual beliefs of our forebears. This new “archaeology of the mind” blends a wealth of scientific disciplines—from botany, zoology, and geology to neuropsychology, palynology, and nuclear physics. With vivid imagery and a transporting voice, Fagan revolutionizes our understanding of the inner lives of ancient people.

Synopsis:

A prominent archaeologist uses the latest scientific techniques to interpret the spiritual lives of ancient people.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-385) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201959918
Subtitle:
The Science Of Sacred Sites
Publisher:
Basic Books
Author:
Fagan, Brian
Location:
Reading, Mass. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
General science
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Helix Books
Series Volume:
99-336
Publication Date:
19980504
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » World Prehistory
Metaphysics » Sacred Sites

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