Africa Tribal Art of the Forest and Savanna
, Thames and Hudson, 1980.
Excellent reproductions but very little text.
, Times Book, 1979.
First encounters with whitemen from the African point of view.
, D.C. Heath and Company, 1938.
Selections of classic papers by Boas and other anthropologists.
Art and Society in Africa
, Longman, London and New York, 1980.
African art viewed within its cultural context.
Myths of the Americas. Symbolism and Mythology of the Indians of the Americas
, Multimedia Publishing Corporation, Blauvelt, New York, 1976 edition. Originally pub. 1868.
Carefully worked out and wonderfully still relevant.
Mambu—A Study of Melanesian Cargo Movements and Their Social and Ideological Background
, Harper Torchbooks, Harper and Row, Publishers, New York and Evanston, 1960.
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
, Bollingen Series XVII, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, second ed. 1968.
The parallels in the myths of different cultures.
Christensen, Erwin O.
, Bonanza Books, New York, 1955.
Good reproductions. Text written in preenlightenment era.
Clark, J. Desmond,
The Prehistory of Africa, Ancient People and Places
, Prager Publishers, New York Washington, 1970.
Early man in Africa, good charts, maps, drawings of stone tools, chronological sequence of evolution.
, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1977.
Origins and development of human culture.
Coon, Carleton S.
The Origin of Races
, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1962.
Coon, Carleton S.
The Story of Man
, Alfred A. Knopf. New York, 1962, second edition.
Prehistoric to present day, including explanation of carbon dating.
The First Civilizations: The Archaeology of Their Origins
, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1968.
Origins of Sumer, Egypt, Indus, China, the Americas.
Frazer, Sir James George.
The Golden Bough A Study in Magic and Religion
, MacMillan Company, New York, 1951.
The classic text on world mythologies.
Hayes, E. Nelson and Tanya Hayes, ed.
Claude LéviStrauss The Anthropologist as Hero
, M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England, 1970.
Selection of papers by colleagues and scholars elucidating and arguing against LeviStrauss’ writings.
Head, James G. and Linda MacLea.
Myth and Meaning
, Mc Dougal, Littell and Company, Evanston, Illinois, 1976.
For teachers and students 58 grade. Exercises and suggestions for activities.
The Shape of Time Remarks on the History of Things
, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1962.
How manmade ‘things’ and ideas in a temporal sequence become a picture or shape of time in history.
Leakey, Richard E.
The Making of Mankind
, E.P. Dutton, New York, 1981.
Very readable, filled with intelligent conjecture about early man in Africa.
Leakey, Richard E. and Roger Lewin.
People of the Lake
, Anchor Press/Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1978.
Fossil remains from the Rift Valley, Africa.
The Savage Mind
, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1966. Translated from the French
La Pensee Sauvage
Science: The savage mind and the domestic mind reach the same conclusions by different routes.
Lippard, Lucy R.
Overlay Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory
, Pantheon Books, New York, 1983.
Influence of prehistoric art on modern art.
Masks: Their Meaning and Function
, Excalibur Books, New York, 1970.
Visual art reference text.
Magic Science and Religion
, Doubleday Anchor Books, 1954. First edition, 1925.
The Gods of Prehistoric Man
, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1960.
Neanderthal of Europe.
Beast and Man: The Roots of Human Nature
, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, 1978.
Murray, Jocelyn, ed.
Cultural Atlas of Africa
, Facts on File Publications, New York, 1981.
Good survey book for teachers and students, facts and figures brief descriptions of countries.
Pfeiffer, John E.
The Creative Explosion: An Inquiry Into the Origins of Art and Religion
, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. 1982.
Traces the beginnings of art in prehistoric times.
Mind in Matter: An Introduction to Material Culture Theory and Method
, reprinted from
, Vol. 17, Number 1, Spring 1982.
Claude LéviStrauss; Social Psychology and the Collective Unconscious
, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, l979.
Ternes, Alan. ed.
American Museum of Natural History
Ants Indians and Dinosaurs
, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1975.
A collection of articles originally published in Natural History magazine. Anecdotes by anthropologists.