This volume considers the role of analogy in symbol formation, with reference to bodily process. It focuses on symbols and symbolic structures that can be traced over millenia and across geographical distance and addresses the beginnings of figurative art in the Upper Paleolithic cave paintings.

chapter |8 pages


ByMary LeCron Foster

part Part One|86 pages


chapter 1|30 pages

The Ontogeny and Phylogeny of Symbolizing

ByCatherine M. Borchert, Adrienne L. Zihlman

chapter 2|18 pages

The Origin of Counting: A Rethinking of Upright Posture

ByMaxine Sheets-Johnstone

chapter 3|17 pages

Paleolithic Semiotics: Behavioral Analogs to Speech in Acheulean Sites

ByLucy Jayne Botscharow

chapter 4|14 pages

Analogy, Language, and the Symbolic Process

ByMary LeCron Foster

part Part Two|73 pages

Persistence and Congruity

chapter 5|11 pages

Red Ocher in the Paleolithic

ByJoseph Velo, Alice B. Kehoe

chapter 6|27 pages

Philosophy of the Corpse: Modes of Disposal and Their Cultural Correlates

BySlawoj Szynkiewicz

chapter 8|9 pages

Cognitive Cores and Flint Flakes

ByRobert L. Hall

part Part Three|89 pages


chapter 9|19 pages

Corralling Life

ByThomas F. Kehoe

chapter 10|26 pages

Representation of Movement in Upper Paleolithic Figurative Art

ByGermaine Prudhommeau

chapter 11|37 pages

Symbols and Sacred Images of Old Europe

ByMarija Gimbutas

part Part Four|48 pages


chapter 12|21 pages

A Neolithic Sign System in Southeastern Europe

ByShan M. M. Winn

chapter 13|22 pages

The Birth and Life of Signs

ByMary LeCron Foster