Daily Archives: April 26, 2017

When Practical Knowledge Meant Power: The Memory Code

by | April 26, 2017

In her latest book, The Memory Code, science writer Dr. Lynne Kelly details her thesis that the primary purpose of monuments ranging from the statues on Easter Island to Neolithic Stonehenge was not as tributes to the gods but rather as extremely effective memory technologies used by oral cultures to encode many hundreds of facts crucial to survival. 

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