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How Ancient Europeans Saw the World:
Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times
Peter S. Wells

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations vii
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xvii

Part I: Theory and Method
Chapter 1: Of Monsters and Flowers 1
Chapter 2: Seeing and Shaping Objects 18
Chapter 3: The Visual Worlds of Early Europe 34
Chapter 4: Frame, Focus, Visualization 52

Part II: Material: Objects and Arrangements
Chapter 5: Pottery: The Visual Ecology of the Everyday 72
Chapter 6: Attraction and Enchantment: Fibulae 99
Chapter 7: Status and Violence: Swords and Scabbards 112
Chapter 8: Arranging Spaces: Objects in Graves 131
Chapter 9: Performances: Objects and Bodies in Motion 155
Chapter 10: New Media in the Late Iron Age: Coins and Writing 176

Part III: Interpreting the Patterns
Chapter 11: Changing Patterns in Objects and in Perception 188
Chapter 12: Contacts, Commerce, and the Dynamics of New Visual Patterns 200

Conclusion
Chapter 13: The Visuality of Objects, Past and Present 222

Bibliographic Essay 231
References Cited 249
Index 281

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