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Paul Shepard (1925-1996)

A black-and-white photo of Paul Shepard reclined in a rocking chair


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Doug Fogelson

Locating “modern” humans in the continuum that began in the Paleolithic era, Paul Shepard wrote many books on themes around evolutionary theory and nature-based peoples. Hunting and gathering societies dependent on nature for sustenance are also tied to the same for “emotional and psychological growth and development.” Nature and Madness is a key book title from Shepard’s published works, as is a later work called Coming Home to the Pleistocene.

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