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The memory code : the secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and other ancient monuments, Dr. Lynne Kelly

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The memory code : the secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and other ancient monuments
Title
The memory code
Title remainder
the secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and other ancient monuments
Statement of responsibility
Dr. Lynne Kelly
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In ancient, pre-literate cultures across the globe, tribal elders had encyclopedic memories. They could name all the animals and plants across a landscape, identify the stars in the sky, and recite the history of their people. Yet today, most of us struggle to memorize more than a short poem. Using traditional Aboriginal Australian song lines as a starting point, Dr. Lynne Kelly has since identified the powerful memory technique used by our ancestors and indigenous people around the world. In turn, she has then discovered that this ancient memory technique is the secret purpose behind the great prehistoric monuments like Stonehenge, which have puzzled archaeologists for so long. The henges across northern Europe, the elaborate stone houses of New Mexico, huge animal shapes in Peru, the statues of Easter Islandthese all serve as the most effective memory system ever invented by humans. They allowed people in non-literate cultures to memorize the vast amounts of information they needed to survive. But how? For the first time, Dr. Klly unlocks the secret of these monuments and their uses as "memory places" in Memory Code: the secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and other ancient monuments
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelly, Lynne
Dewey number
930.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CB311
LC item number
.K44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Building, Stone
  • Monuments
Label
The memory code : the secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and other ancient monuments, Dr. Lynne Kelly
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Publication
Note
Originally published: Sydney, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Encyclopaedic memories of the elders -- Memory spaces, large and small -- Memory spaces in a modern world --- A journey through time -- The ever-changing memory spaces at Stonehenge -- The megalithic complexes of Avebury and Orkney -- Newgrange and the passage cairns of Ireland -- The tall stones and endless rows of Carnac -- The unparalleled architecture of Chaco Canyon -- Giants drawings on the desert floor at Nasca -- Memory spaces across the Americas -- Polynesian navigators create a unique world on Easter Island
Control code
sky285118353
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 318 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681773254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
Label
The memory code : the secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and other ancient monuments, Dr. Lynne Kelly
Publication
Note
Originally published: Sydney, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Encyclopaedic memories of the elders -- Memory spaces, large and small -- Memory spaces in a modern world --- A journey through time -- The ever-changing memory spaces at Stonehenge -- The megalithic complexes of Avebury and Orkney -- Newgrange and the passage cairns of Ireland -- The tall stones and endless rows of Carnac -- The unparalleled architecture of Chaco Canyon -- Giants drawings on the desert floor at Nasca -- Memory spaces across the Americas -- Polynesian navigators create a unique world on Easter Island
Control code
sky285118353
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 318 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681773254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map

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