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Bones and Ochre

The Curious Afterlife of the Red Lady of Paviland

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$60.50 • £48.95 • €54.50

ISBN 9780674024991

Publication Date: 02/28/2008

Short

416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

14 halftones, 1 line illustration, 1 table

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  • Introduction
  • Part I: William Buckland, an Ancient British Witch, and the Question of Human Antiquity
    • 1. William Buckland (1784–1856)
    • 2. Man among the Cannibalistic Hyena?
    • 3. The Romance of the Witch of Paviland
    • 4. Buckland Accused
    • 5. Man as a Crocodile Superior?
    • 6. The Holy Order of Nature and Society
    • Conclusion: The Red Lady Is No Fossil Man
  • Part II: William Sollas, a Cro-Magnon Man, and Issues of Human Evolution
    • 7. William Sollas (1849–1936)
    • 8. Ancient Hunters and Their Modern Representatives
    • 9. The Red Lady Is a Cro-Magnon Man
    • 10. Human Evolution as Trunkless Tree
    • 11. The “Evolutionary” Versus the “Historical” Model
    • 12. The Moral Authority of Nature
    • Conclusion: Turbulent Times for an “Old Lady”
  • Part III: An Interdisciplinary Team, an Early Upper Paleolithic Shaman, and a Definitive Report
    • 13. The Paviland Project and Its Results
    • 14. There is Magic at Work
    • 15. Visualizing Paviland Cave
    • 16. The End of the Red Lady’s Story—A Definitive Report?
    • Conclusion: An Unfinished Life
  • Postscript
  • Appendix A: Archaeological and Geological Series
  • Appendix B: Schematized Views of Human Evolution
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Marianne Sommer Is Winner of the 2010 National Latsis Prize
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