Tracing The Palaeolithic Origins Of World Mythology

Evening class

Julien d'Huy

Tracing The Palaeolithic Origins Of World Mythology

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 18:45

Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

The classic ‘Cosmic Hunt’ myth tells of how an animal is traced by hunters into the forest, where it escapes by becoming one of the constellations in the sky. Starting with this story, Julien d’Huy uses computer models and phylogenetic analysis to track the movement of mythic tales across cultures and continents. The ‘Cosmic Hunt’, together with tales of dragons and serpents, all show evidence of the migratory patterns of humanity dating back thousands of years.

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