André Leroi-Gourhan  

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André Leroi-Gourhan (August 25, 1911 – February 19, 1986) was a French archaeologist, paleontologist, paleoanthropologist, and anthropologist with an interest in technology and aesthetics and a penchant for philosophical reflection.


In French

  • L'Homme et la matière (Paris: Albin Michel, 1943).
  • Milieu et techniques (Paris: Albin Michel, 1945).
  • Le geste et la parole, 2 vols. (Paris: Albin Michel, 1964–65).
  • Les religions de la Préhistoire (Paris: PUF, 1964).
  • Préhistoire de l'art occidental (Paris: Mazenod, 1965).

English translations

  • Prehistoric Man (New York: Philosophical Library, 1957) (n.b. this appears to be an earlier translation of 'The Hunters of Pre-History', or a translation of an earlier version of the same work).
  • Treasures of Prehistoric Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1967).
  • The Dawn of European Art: An Introduction to Palaeolithic Cave Painting (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982).
  • Gesture and Speech (Cambridge, Massachusetts & London: MIT Press, 1993).
  • The Hunters of Prehistory Trans. Claire Jacobson. New York: Atheneum, 1989 [1983].

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