Stone Age psychedelia

Lewin, Roger
June 1991
New Scientist;6/8/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1772, p30
Discusses the theory of South African archaeologist David Lewis-Williams, who believes that the artwork in caves of the Upper Paleolithic era is the result of hallucinations, and that this is a sure sign of shamanistic art. The Cave of Lascaux in southwest France; Representational painting; Other theories about the geometric patterns in the paintings; Study of San (Bushman) art in southern Africa; Development of neuropsychological model by Lewis-Williams and Thomas Dowson.


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