Lynne Kelly

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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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The Memory Code by Lynne Kelly - Book and Tour Forum topic 4 1 week 4 days ago
Do you see your body when you "walk" through your palace? Forum topic 8 4 months 1 week ago
Names and faces Forum topic 18 5 months 6 days ago
Animals as Objects for PAO? Forum topic 5 5 months 3 weeks ago
"How To Remember Everything" TV Show Forum topic 7 6 months 2 days ago
Is it even possible to memorize verbatim using Method of Loci? Forum topic 9 8 months 2 weeks ago
When Using Memory Palaces, Should I Double-Encode Info? Blog entry 3 10 months 3 weeks ago
New member Antony Brennan, Australia Forum topic 3 11 months 1 day ago
New Member: Thomas Güttler, Germany (Chemnitz) 40 years old Forum topic 3 10 months 1 day ago
Favorite pictures/paintings for memory palaces? Forum topic 4 10 months 1 week ago
Egyptian tombs as memory palaces Forum topic 1 1 year 1 week ago
Memorizing Network Diagrams Blog entry 11 1 year 3 weeks ago
What Exactly Does Practice Entail? Forum topic 5 1 year 1 month ago
Memory palace, long complex sentences Forum topic 12 1 year 1 month ago
Should I Reuse Memory Palaces? Blog entry 2 1 year 1 month ago
Lynne Kelly's Interesting Theory about the Purpose of Stonehenge Forum topic 17 1 year 2 months ago
Quality training, ¿which is yours? Forum topic 3 1 year 2 months ago
How to set up a history time line????? Forum topic 5 1 year 1 month ago
help please I have a problem when I try to make the image interacting with the loci Forum topic 7 5 months 3 weeks ago
How do they create memory palaces so quickly Forum topic 13 1 year 4 months ago