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Historical Atlas of World Mythology:
Volume 1: The Way of the Animal Powers
Part 1 : Mythologies of the Primitive
Hunters and Gatherers
by Joseph Campbell

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Table of Contents

PROLOGUE

The Mythological Dimension

-"Let There Be Light!" (Genesis 1:1 to 2:4)
-Out of One, the Many (Bridhadaranyaka Upanishad 1.4.1-5)
-Forbidden Fruit (A Bassari Legend, Togo)
-The Light Within (A Polynesian Chant, Society Islands)
-Song of the World (A Pima Legend, Arizona)
-"Let It Thus Be Done!" (The Popul Vuh, Guatemala)

The Living Ground

-The Universe, The Earth, and Earth's Life
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Map 01: End of Permian
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Map 02: End of Triassic
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Map 03: End of Jurassic
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Map 04: Mid-Cretaceous
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Map 05: Mid-Cenozoic

-The Primate Connection
-Men and Tools of the Old Stone Age
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Map 06: Distribution of Hand-Ax and Chopper Industries

The Awakening Awe

The Peopling of the Earth

-Africa and Eurasia
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Map 07: Hominization and Dispersal: c.3,800,000 to 7700 B.C.
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-Cranial Capacity and Tool Manufacture
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-A Locus for Eden
-Old Melanesia
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Map 08: Old Melanesia, c.20,000 B.C.
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-The Fossilized Past
-The Americas
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Map 09: Paleolithic Industries: c.38,000 to 33,000 B.C.
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Map 10: Paleolithic Industries: c.26,000 to 24,000 B.C.
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Map 11: Paleolithic Industries: c.18,000 B.C.
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Map 12: Paleolithic Industries: c.1038,000 B.C.
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Map 13: The Presence of Early Man in the New World
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Map 14: Beringland c.80,000 to 7000 B.C.

-The Five Basic Races
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Map 15: Surviving Primitive Cultures
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Map 16: Shifts of the Human Subspecies: Pleistocene Epoch
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Map 17: Shifts of the Human Subspecies: Post-Pleistocene
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Map 18: Shifts of the Human Subspecies: c. A.D. 1492

MYTHOLOGIES OF THE PRIMITIVE HUNTERS AND GATHERERS

Early Hunters of the Open Plains

................Map 19: Primary Burial and Rock Art Horizons
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The Recognition of Death
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Map 20: Neanderthal Sites: c.100,000 to 40,000 B.C.
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The Master Bear
-The Sentiment of Wonder
-The Temple Caves
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Map 21: Rock Art Sites in Southwestern Europe
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Symbols of the Female Power
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Map 22: Distribution of Venus Figurines
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The Shamans of the Caves
-Advent of the Bow and Arrow
-Culture Tides in Verdant Sahara
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Map 23: European and North African Rock Art Provinces
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-The Bubalus Period, c.7000 to 4500 B.C.
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-Period of the Round-Heads, from c.6000 B.C.
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-The Bovidian or Pastoral Period, c.4000 to 1800 B.C.
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-A Post-Bovidian Period of Egyptian Influences
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Map 24: North Africa and the Chariot Road
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-The Chariot and Equestrian Periods, from c.1200 B.C.
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-The Camel Period, from c.100 B.C. (?)
-South African Painted Rock Shrines
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Map 25: Southern Africa: Rock Art Sites
-The Bushman Trance Dance and Its Mythic Ground

Living Peoples of the Equatorial Forest

................Map 26: Local Foraging Tribes of the Old World Tropical Forests
-The Forest Song of the Pygmies
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Map 27: The Rain Forest Domain of the Pygmies
-Ancestral Caves of the Tasaday
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Map 28: Southeast Asia and Indonesia
-The Andaman Islanders
-Myths and Tales of the Andamanese
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-In the Beginning
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-The Wild-Pig Hunt
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Map 29: The Andamanese
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-The Fire Theft
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-The Catastrophe
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-The Landscape Mythologized and the Origin of Death


Contents (C) 2006 James Baquet
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