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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; First Edition edition (25 Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415252555
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415252553
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 1.3 x 24.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 888,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Neil Price is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He has written extensively on the Viking Age, and has conducted research projects in France, Iceland, Russia and Sápmi (Lappland).

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When a dissident priest called avvakum arrived in the lands of the nomadic, reinder-herding Evenki in the early 1650s, having been exiled to central Siberia by the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, no outsider had ever heard of a saman, let alone written the word down or explored the cosmological understandings that underpinned its meaning. Read the first page
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Another one of the same old same old ALMOST 4 Jun. 2013
By Ariel Valerie - Published on Amazon.com
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Unfortunately this seems more to me a book of one school of thought led by Lewis-Williams.....opinions seem to run a bit high for me, and analysis type opinions I don't really need this type of info in my research. What I do need are not flat images on paper when one is discussing rock art, petroglyphs etc....when we simply get a "sketch" of these forms out of context (away from the cave or exteriors) where they are found, it's like reading a palm with the rest of the body missing. I was very disappointed therefore to find these little sketches throughout ....out of context where I could actually get a sense of them myself without someone elses interpretation.
I will say when I had completely given up hope on this book...I found a piece on "The Sounds of Transformation: Acoustics, monuments and ritual in the British Neolithic" that saved the book for me and made it well worth the purchase.
Well written introduction to the subject. Would prefer to ... 13 Feb. 2015
By T. Macenka - Published on Amazon.com
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Well written introduction to the subject. Would prefer to have had something more in depth - it just whetted my curiosity for the subject.
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