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What was the last book you read?

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What was the last book you read? Tell us about it! Would you recommend it? Would it be a good one for us to read and discuss together? 

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The last book I read was The Creative Explosion: An Inquiry into the Origins of Art and Religion by John E. Pfeiffer I found it in a marvelous used book store 3 weeks ago and felt compelled to power through it as quickly as possible as it ties together several subjects that I'm fascinated by - art, art history, anthropology, and evolution. The cave art the author describes are not just paintings on walls but includes many engravings, portable art pieces, and even sculptures that our ancestors created many thousands of years before recorded history.  The art transformed dozens of cave systems in Southern France and Spain into spectacular natural cathedrals which humanity used to invent and disseminate a shared culture that brought disparate bands and tribes together into a larger and more resilient community. 

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The Creative Explosion: An Inquiry into the Origins of Art and Religion

 

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