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The First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols

Author: Von Petzinger, Genevieve

Publisher: Atria Books

Format:Paperback

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The First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols : In an adventure worthy of Indiana Jones, archaeologist von Petzinger explores the little-known geometric cave art of our ancient ancestors - perhaps the first form of human written communication and a key to unlocking some of the mysteries of our ancient past. These “remarkable” (Jean Auel, author of the bestselling Earth’s Children series) findings “may represent one of the most extraordinary scientific insights of our time” (Wade Davis, author of The Serpent and the Rainbow).

Join von Petzinger as she travels throughout Europe and attempts to crack the code of these strange symbols, which persisted virtually unchanged for some 30,000 years. Clearly meaningful to their creators, these geometric signs are one of the first indicators of our human ancestors’ intelligence and capacity for symbolic meaning and language - glimpses across millennia of an ancient consciousness linked to our own.

Part travel journal, part popular science, and part personal narrative, this groundbreaking investigation explores what makes us human, how we evolved as a series, and how this cave art laid the foundation for so much of the technology that we enjoy today. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Category   Subject
Social Science   Anthropology
History & Geography   Civilization
Art   History

ISBN 13:9781476785509
ISBN 10:1476785503
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:307
Size:9.02" l x 5.99" w x 0.88" h
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