1. A go-between; 2. An invisible narrative; 3. The narrative problem; 4. Patterns of participation; 5. Integrated idiosyncrasy; 6. Threads of light; 7. A State of !aia; 8. Images, image-makers and society; 9. San imagery today; Epilogue.
Explores the complex social relations of those who made hunter-gatherer rock art and why they made it.
David Lewis-Williams is Professor Emeritus in the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he founded the Rock Art Research Institute in 1980. His books include The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins Art (2002), translated into numerous languages.