I am a writer and academic interested in the way indigenous cultures use memory methods, especially the method of loci, to record vast amounts of practical information such as animal classification, plant properties, navigation, genealogies ... the list goes on and on. I then apply this understanding to the archaeological record.
My most recent book is an academic version of my PhD on the topic which offers a new interpretation of sties including Stonehenge based on the need for elders to memorise vast amounts of practical and cultural information in order to survive. "Knowledge and Power in Prehistoric Societies" is published by Cambridge University Press.
My next book, "The Memory Code", will be for the mainstream on similar themes, but with more detail on indigenous memory methods and my implementation of them. It will be published by Allen & Unwin in July 2016 in Australia and then Atlantic Books in the UK, Pegasus Books in the US and the audio book with Audible.
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