6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
a challenge to traditional history,
By A Customer
This review is from: From Atlantis To The Sphinx: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of the Ancient World (Paperback)
I have just finished this book, having only discovered by accident. (I borrowed the copy I read so I intend purchasing my own copy now.) It will make you ponder many traditional assumptions about our history. I thought it well prepared, although I got lost when wilson would jump from topic to topic. However it does tie up in the end. I also was glad for the evaluations of all other comtemporary works, as now I know what I will read next. There is a good bibliography of comparitive works which also ask us to think about what our origins are and how important they may or may not be to us as a society and as individuals. It is a worthwhile read & is captivating for the novice anthropologist & sociologist.