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DOWNLOAD ´ First Signs Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols One of the most significant works on our evolutionary ancestry since Richard Leakey’s paradigm shattering Origins The First Signs is the first ever exploration of the little known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world the first indications of symbolic meaning intelligence and languageImagine yourself as a caveman or woman The place Europe The time 25000 years ago the last Ice Age In reality you live in an open air tent or a bone hut But you also belong to a rich culture that creates art In and around your cave paintings are handprints and dots x’s and triangles parallel lines and. I ve been fascinated with cave art since I was about 11 or 12 years old I blame Children s Digest I don t know who started my subscription to that periodical but it started uite an assortment of interests which I still read about whenever possible I distinctly remember a story about a young girl who fell in a hole in Spain and accidentally discovered the Altimira cave system with its profusion of cave paintingsSo imagine my frenzied fangirl suee ing when I discovered that one of the leading researchers into the meaning of the abstract geometrical cave paintings engravings is a woman and a Canadian Colour me impressed And she s young there will be to come from this researcherStudying the symbols in cave art seems to be a field whose time has come This book is partially a travelogue detailing many of the caves that the author has explored and the symbols recorded Now that computers are up to the task of keeping track of age place and position of each symbol patterns can be discerned and intriguing theories can be concocted The author is careful to tell us that she hasn t translated these signs yet but progress is being made I think it is incredible that there are only 32 basic signs used and that they show pattern and purpose One of her most interesting theories is that this vocabulary of symbols came with the first humans to Europe and wasn t invented on the spot Researchers must turn their eyes back to Africa to see if the beginnings of this tradition can be sussed out Also of note although disappointing to me personally is that these symbols are probably not entoptic phenomena visual effects that have their genesis in the eye with no outside stimulation I ve seen entoptic effects during visual migraines and they are frightening until you realize what they are They are flashing arrows zigzags circles Xs etc that for me anyway were produced when my neck muscles clenched so tightly that input to the optic nerve was cut off Not only did I think I was going blind but I was seeing neon flashing symbols An earlier theory had postulated that cave artists were merely transcribing their own entoptic symbols from either the sensory deprivation of long dark cave meditations or from drug induced trances The statistics just don t support this interpretation however as the symbols aren t evenly spread Unless these cave artists just ignored some symbols they should all be representedA very enjoyable read clearly written and accessible to those of us who haven t been keeping up with the research in the field Now than ever seeing some original cave art is on my bucket list Innovate the Pixar Way dots x’s and triangles parallel lines and. 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DOWNLOAD ´ First Signs Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols Han any other kinds of figures signs that have never really been studied or explained until nowPart travel journal part popular science part personal narrative von Petzinger’s groundbreaking book starts to crack the code on the first form of graphic communication It’s in her blood as this talented scientist’s grandmother served as a code breaker at Bletchley Discernible patterns emerge that point to abstract thought and expression and for the first time we can begin to understand the changes that might have been happening inside the minds of our Ice Age ancestors offering a glimpse of when they became. FULL REVIEW WITH AMAZING JAW DROPPING HEART STOPPING GIFS HERE AT THE OLD BLOGGOHey hey cupcakes It s been a minute Blame that chubby little muthafucka Cupid whose golden arrow hath pierced my once frigid heart and set it ablaze with Love s undying flames Or whateverAhem MOVING ONSo as I ve mentioned cough whined about before my brain has got a severe case of the Love Struck Stupids band name write that down and my Goodreads challenge is taking a hit And you know my intellectual fortitude and general mental well beingBut fear not good comrades for I have stumbled upon a solution the good old NONFICTION BENEDICTION That s right it s back babiesTo the review mobile This week it s The First Signs Unlocking the Mysteries of the World s Oldest Symbols by Genevieve von PetzingerCover TalkOkay okay Come through nonfiction I see you Well done sonThe Summary HeistRead the damn blurb it s at the top of the page innitRobyn SaysSo I ve been making a conscious effort to begin cultivating a meaningful well rounded spiritually healthy life I can be proud of Fuck me that sounds like pretentious new age hipster bull shit doesn t itOk so I been tryna cross off the third item on Shaun s classic to do list I mean I m a grown up now innit Bout time So the room s been cleaned out of its adolescent fuckery the books have been somewhat weeded I got rid of most of my band t shirts Twitter and Tumblr the two greatest time suckers ever known to man have been banished from my phone and I have embarked upon a nauseatingly clich d course of self improvement of my own design cribbed heavily from those terrible eye roll worthy lifestyle gurus you can t avoid on instagram and youtube I know I m patheticSo my new morning routine is about as gag worthy as you d imagine be still for 3 minutes and embrace the uiet of your newly awakened mind FUCK RIGHT OFF ROBYN YOU ABSOLUTE TURNIP but one thing I am kinda proud of is my resolution to learn actively learn I mean rather than the passive sort of serendipitous knowledge thievery I ve been doing since bolting out of Western with my MLIS and running hell for leather back to the 6ix home of my people and importantly somewhere that is not London asshole of the world OntarioTo make a long story even fucking longer I ve been watching TED talks every morning while I scarf down breakfast I know everyone s gaga for the TED talks but I m finding that they re definitely a mixed bag for me I can t stand the self help ones The ones I do like are surprise surprise the ones in which a nerd gets to nerd out for 12 epically nerdy minutes Watch it yourself right here see what kind of service you get on this blog smh i m amazingIT S AT THE BLOG WHY NOT GO TO THEREWHOA WHOA WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOA Amiright Just whoaMind understandably blown I did what any sane person would do and went to the library Okay it was 615 in the morning and I had to work so I actually went to the library s website and here my good people we have an example of one of the classic arguments in favour of ebooks because I was able with only a few clicks of the mouse to check out the digital edition of von Petzinger s book and start reading it less than 3 minutes after watching her TED talk Fucking amazing Yeah technology Yeah science Yeah nerds Yeah books YEAH LIBRARIES BITCHOh you wanna know about the actual book Ok jesus calm down keenerIt was fucking awesome It s amazing to actually read about something that is probably a huge a discovery as it s in the process of being discovered Von Petzinger basically stumbled into her field of research thanks to a fateful mixture of serendipity and curiosity and even though she s still conducting her research and her conclusions are constantly evolving it s clear that she s onto something big The book basically discusses her attempt to catalogue the geometric signs of Ice Age Europe s cave art which have been pretty much uniformly ignored by previous scholars who preferred to focus their attention on the depictions of animals that dominate most sitesAnd sidenote if you wanna live your best life you should IMMEDIATELY watch the documentary by the one and only the king of glorious weirdness the great Werner Herzog himself Cave of Forgotten Dreams oh look I found it for you YOU RE WELCOMEGO TO THE BLOG GO TO THE BLOG GO TO THE BLOGBack to the suiggles Some reviewers seemed to be dissatisfied with the book because von Petzinger doesn t actually draw many conclusions from the data she s collected For me that wasn t a problem if anything I was relieved She s still deep in the process of collecting information Anything beyond very general hypotheses would be far too hasty Good science is slow science While von Petzinger does theorize that it seems likely the geometric signs found all across Ice Age Europe and Asia have a common origin and perhaps even common meanings she doesn t touch on what those meanings might be because it s impossible to even guess at this early stageI really enjoyed the exploration of early humans and language both verbal and nonverbal It made me want to dig out my old linguistics textbooks from undergrad Actually this whole book made me curious I want to keep learning not just about Ice Age cave art but about early humans in general language development theories the first written languages the development of alphabetical writing systems and so much And isn t that the mark of not just a good nonfiction book but a great oneDude I love nerdsVerdictRead it Amazing Mind blowing Will cure you of the worst case of the Love Struck Stupids since the Trojan War when basically everyone was Love Struck and StupidBest lines God screw y all what I am your mama Go read the damn book for yourselfFancasting couchBehold your theoretical Ice Age cave artistAGAIN PLEASE VISIT THE BLOG TO VIEW THIS XXX RATED A1 UALITY CONTENT Listen I googled sexy caveman and this was the first result Who am I a mere mortal to uestion the awesome and all knowing GoogleBook Boyfriend materialLeather speedo up there He s no broad shouldered ill tempered dragon slayer but he s really rocking that fur stoleRating9 out of 10 mysterious Ice Age suiggles that probably mean the aliens put us here you twenty first century knobs or maybe boobs we ll never knowROBYN S FINAL THOUGHTWerner Herzog voice Those abstract and chaotic signs inscribed on the walls of a man s heart are unknowable for in the cavernous darkness of the soul no light ever shines upon themSrsly tho it s writing right The most basic kind of pictographic communication yeah but still it s writing Awesome sauceOh heyyyyy Titus What s new furry babyI too find myself facing literary stagnation Get away from me Librarian and let me wallow in peaceAh Classic TUntil next time pop tarts and tarlets xo R

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