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Abbott, Charles T.. 1899. The Cliff Dweller's Daughter; or, How He Loved Her. An Indian Romance of Prehistoric Times. 299 pp. 20 cm, New York & London. F.Tennyson Neely.´

Adkin, James Harry Knight [1878–1948]. 1905. The Woman-Stealers: tales of the house of the otter. see Knight-Adkin, James Harry.
Aldiss, Brian Wilson [1925-]. 1969. Neanderthal Planet. (with 3 other stories, Danger: Religion! / Intangibles Inc. / Since the Assassination). (192) 56 pp. New York. Avon. ISBN: 0380541971.*

A science fiction story of a future Earth "ruled" by automatons, and a man who wrote a story explaining how the Neanderthal / Cro-Magnon split of the human brain could fully develop... if man were removed from his place of origin...

"Margaret Allan" — W.T. "Bill" Quick — has a web page at www.iw3p.com/quick.shtml.
Allan, Margaret (pseudonym for W.T. "Bill" Quick). 1993. The Mammoth Stone. 391 pp. 18 cm, New York. Signet. ISBN: 0451174976 (pbk.).*
The People of the Mammoth have wandered the world for thousands of years, surviving starvation and predators, fleeing the ever encroaching ice, following the mammoth herds for life and sustenance. It is now 18,000 BC, in North America, and they arrive at the place of prophecy, where a girl is born with the mark of the Great Mother, and the time of their wandering is at an end. Maya is treated as an outcast by all but Magic, the shaman, and Berry, the elder who takes the role of her mother. Scorned even by her own father, she is most hated by the demented Ghost, who longs for her death and that of Magic, and the time when he alone will wield power. Tricked into losing the Mammoth Stone talisman, Maya unwittingly causes Magic's death, and with Ghost's ascendency, the near devastation of the people. As Maya flees bloody and mindless, searching for her own death, she is found by the People of the Bison, and takes up a new life, having lost all memory of her previous one. But a final great confrontation is forced between the two peoples, and the power of the Mammoth Stone is put to the test.

_____. 1994. Keeper of the Stone. 431 pp. 18 cm, New York. Signet. ISBN: 0451181328 (pbk.).*

A beautiful outcast woman in a passionate epic of prehistoric America--the sequel to The Mammoth Stone. The legend of the powers of the mammoth stone continues with the torrid ostracizing of Maya, the Shaman and keeper of the stone. An intensely dramatic and highly erotic story set in the prehistoric American Southwest.

_____. 1995. The Last Mammoth. 396 pp. 18 cm, New York. Signet. ISBN: 0451184637 (pbk.).*

The People of the Mammoth had reached the edge of doom. The Great Maya had left the world of the living. The sacred Mammoth Stone had shattered. No longer did the People have safe have in the fertile Green Valley. But only the Shaman Gotha knew how close they were to extinction. And even he did not know that their sole hope lay in the youth Rising Sun, as yet unaware of his divine birthright and sacred mission... and the passionately rebellious girl Running Deer, who vowed to be worthy of her ancestor, the Great Maya herself.
Together these two, and the apprentice, Moon Face, had to journey to the ends of the world... through jungles of terror and spiritual wastelands... to the abandoned thrones of the Gods... to the yawning darkness where the halves of the lost Mammoth Stone waited to be rejoined... to a searing, all-encompassing struggle against nameless, faceless evil that would decide their yoked fates and the fate of all humankind...

_____. 1998. Spirits Walking Woman. 416 pp. pbk, New York. Onyx Books. ISBN: 0451190394.*

Thousands of years ago, at the dawn of history, a young girl grows to womanhood in a land torn by greed, brutality and war. She is Spirits Walking Woman, worshipped by her people and possessed of the divine gift of prophecy that sets her apart. Now, as the mate of a mighty warrior king, she is expected to take her place in the vast empire he ruthlessly rules. But another fate calls to Spirits Walking Woman. It is a destiny that will take her far from the intrigues of the royal court and the dangerous plotting of a woman bound to her by blood... a destiny that will set her on the path to peace and enlightenment... and draw her to a proud, noble stranger who offers a passion as powerful as it is forbidden.

_____. 1999. Sister of the Sky. 384 pp. pbk, New York. Onyx Books. ISBN: 0451190408.*

Twenty-five thousand years ago, in the land that would one day be known as Mexico, a woman's destiny was harsh and uncertain, her life at the mercy of brutal Gods and customs. But the young and resourceful Green Eyes Blue was blessed with a special gift — the mysterious eyes of a Goddess — and her fate would prove to be as extraordinary as her beauty.
In a forest near her native village, she discovers a sacred jade knife while hunting game, but is kidnapped by bandits and taken away to be sold into slavery. Using the knife in a struggle to free herself, Green Eyes Blue badly injures the most savage of the bandits. He is a fierce enemy whose wrath she can never hope to escape — even after she is sold to Lord Golden Hand and carried off to the capital city of Tollan. There, as wife and mother, she must forge a new life — and fight for her kingdom and her home. For the enemies of her past, the worshippers of the Dark Gods, are trying to steal away her only chance for happiness. A destiny that, only through the strength and will of her own heart, will shine forever.

Roger MacBride Allen's home page is at www.sff.net/people/Roger.Allen/.
Allen, Roger MacBride [1957-]. 1988. Orphan of Creation: contact with the human past. 345 pp. New York. Baen Books, dist. by Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0671653563.*
A black anthropologists finds evidence of australopithecines in the US while studying slavery.
On the day after tomorrow, on a backwoods farm in Mississippi, a paleontologist unearths the bones of a creature that could never have lived in that time or place. The incredible find brings its discoverers to the deepest forests of western Africa, and face to face with a miracle older than Man.
Almqvist, Bertil [1902-1972]. 1962. The Stone Age Kids Discover America. translated from the Swedish Barna Hedenhös upptäcker Amerika by Gerry Bothmer. comic, col. ill. 24 pp. 28 cm, New York. Macmillan Co.
series titles include:
The Stones explore Britain, tr Hugh Young. London, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1975.
Ames, Gerald and Rose Wyler. 1958. The First People in the World. illustrated by Leonard Weisgard. 48 pp. New York. Harper & Row. (London: Blackie, 1961. 1st Br.)
"Superb introduction to the imaginary story of mankind, and young readers will find it both thrilling and fascinating to imagine themselves among the first chldren on earth. Imagine a band of people wandering through strange country in search of food. Speech is still new to them and their vocabulary is about that of a 3 year old child today. But they are human beings who can think, plan, laugh and cry. They are far removed from the animals around them. The wonderful story of man's growth and development is presented here in a brilliant and lively panorama. The glorious, light-filled pictures and the clear simplicity of the words give the reader a sensitive and scientific portrayal of the life of early man."
Anderson, Mary [1872-1964]. 1893. A Son of Noah. London. Digby, Long. (3rd ed, Digby, Long & Co., Publishers. 18 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, E.C. 318pp, nd; 4th ed., nd.) *
John Clute writes of A Son of Noah in the Encyclopedia of Science-Fiction (1995), "...features many of the conventions of prehistoric sf with the added spice of pterodactyl-worship on the part of a speciously advanced race. But the Flood will soon clear the air." It is not included in Brian Stableford's ESF article, "Origin of Man," a succinct survey of the prehistoric genre, nor in Angenot and Khouri's International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction (1981). But David Pringle mentions it in his Introduction to the 1999 Pulp Fictions edition of Henry Rider Haggard's Allan and the Ice Gods...
Anderson, Poul (William) [1926-2001]. 1957. The Long Remembering. in: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November, 1957. (1975: Homeward and Beyond, Doubleday; 1977: Trips in Time, Nelson; 1987: Silverberg et al, eds. Neanderthals, pp 91-105) *
A graduate student volunteers to go back in time, where he lives briefly as his Cro-Magnon ancestor of the Old Stone Age, more than 20,000 years before. He "relives" his recapturing of his wife, Evavy, from the Neanderthals.

× _____. 1990. The Shield of Time. 359 pp. 25 cm, 1st edition, New York. Tor. ISBN: 0312850883 (pbk 0812510003.*

Not prehistoric man. Manse Everard is a man with a mission. As an Unattached Agent of the Time Patrol, he's to go anyplace - and anytime! - where humanity's transcendent future is threatened by the alteration of the past. This is Manse's profession, and his burden: for how much suffering, throughout human history, can he bear to "preserve"?
Wanda Tamberley is a Patrol member in search of her mission. Recruited from sunny California in the late 20th century, she'd rather serve as a scientist in the research branch, exploring Earth's flora and fauna in epochs long past. But as hints accumulate from the Patrol's mysterious leaders uptime, it's beginning to look as if a lot of human history depends on her personal decisions - and Manse's.
Meanwhile the Exaltationists are on the loose, determined to revise human history and rule Time forever... and Manse Everard is sworn to stop them, no matter what the heartbreaking cost!
Andrews, J.S.. 1970. The Man from the Sea. 154 pp. 1st edition, London. The Bodley Head. ISBN: 0525345302. (New York, E.P. Dutton, 1st US, 1971) *

Bodley Head

When Euan found a shipwrecked stranger on the rocks near his village one windy dawn, his first feeling was one of anger that this dark man with the beautiful woven wool tunic was not his own father, lost at sea with all the other men of the primitive little fishing community some weeks before. Now the women and children who remained were on the verge of starvation, and lived in dread of enslavement by neighbouring peoples. more...

Claude Anet (Jean Schopfer) [1868-1931]

Jean Schopfer was born in Switzerland in 1868 and educated at the Sorbonne and the École du Louvre in Paris. In addition to his talents as a writer, Schopfer in 1892 won the tennis championship of France. He wrote the first of his many books in 1899. For most of his travel books and novels he used the pen name, Claude Anet. During the first World War a Paris journal sent him to Russia, and that trip resulted in his four-volume work, La Révolution Russe. A playwright as well, his Mayerling is perhaps his best known work of that type. Schopfer died in 1931.

(at: www.library.cornell.edu/Reps/DOCS/schopfer.htm.)
Anet, Claude [1868-1931] (pseudonym for Jean Schopfer). 1927. The End of a World. translated from the French La Fin d'un monde by Jeffery E. Jeffery (pseud. Jeffery Eardley Marston [1887-]). [3],3-268, illus. 1 pp. 20 cm, New York, London. A.A. Knopf.´*

The story of the last days of the People of the Bear, at the end of the Reindeer Age, when the reindeer that had formed the center of their lives for uncountable generations failed to return, and the round-heads with their packs of tame dogs appeared, and they were unable to stop them from settling around them...
Angeletti, Roberta [1964-]. 1999. The cave painter of Lascaux (A Journey Through Time). (Ages 9-12) see Lascaux, la préhistoire merveilleuse. 32 pp. 29 cm, New York. Oxford University Press Children's Books. ISBN: 0195215583.
Cecilia is on a school trip to the Lascaux caves in southern France--a mysterious place with well-preserved prehistoric paintings on the walls. These are believed to have been created by our primitive ancestors several hundred thousand years ago. The little girl notices some strange footprints on the ground. Following them, she walks away from the other children and arrives in a dark, wide hall. She is about to turn on her flashlight, when suddenly ... Flash! Her camera flash goes off and lights up the paintings of deer and hunters on the walls. The flash goes off again and she sees more animals chiseled in the walls.
In the dark, she feels someone trying to pull the camera off her neck. Frightened, she turns around and sees a primitive man. He gestures to her that he is the painter of the walls. Leading her out of the cave, he tries to start a fire by striking two sticks against each other. Cecilia has to get back, because her school bus is leaving, but she leaves the primitive man a box of matches as a farewell gift. Three pages at the end of the story explain how prehistoric people lived, what tools they used, how they painted, and how they hunted.
Angenot, Marc and Nadia Khouri. 1981. An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction. in: Science-Fiction Studies #23 (Vol. 8, Part 1), March 1981. (see: Chamberlain, Gordon A.: Additions, Corrections, and Comment). *

"There appeared from 1860 to our day, in practically all the European cultures and in the US, hundreds of narratives that one may loosely group under the label "prehistoric fiction." Their superficial traits seem to be easily recognizable: these tales center around characters belonging to prehistory, and they relate events occurring in periods preceding recorded history, in those eras referred to collectively as the Stone Age, or those identified by the first palaeontologists as the Age of the Reindeer, or that of the Mammoth, or else in the Tertiary Era, since a number of scientists confidently assigned the origin of man to such pristine times..."

Hi Piers, the Official Home Page of Piers Anthony and Xanth.
The Compleat Piers Anthony, a fan site dedicated to the works of author Piers Anthony....
Dani Zweig's Unnumbered Reviews #8: Piers Anthony (which doesn't include these prehistorics).
Anthony, Piers [1934-]. 1991. Tatham Mound. 522 pp. 25 cm, 1st edition, New York. Morrow. ISBN: 0-380-71309-8.*
They inhabit the unspoiled swamplands, mountain plains and verdant forests of the vast North American continent -- warriors, shamans, hunters and farmers of sundry tribes and cultures. And one man travels among them -- a speaker of many tongues born "Hotfoot" but renamed "Throat Shot" as a cruel consequence of a hunting raid. From the burial mound of his ancestors, the spirits set him on his life's path -- impelling the young brave through war and hardship, through magical wonder and passionate love, on a mystical quest to deliver his people from the devastation that bears relentlessly down on them from afar... the first European invasions.

_____. 1993. Isle of Woman (Geodyssey Vol 1). 448 pp. 24 cm, First Edition, New York. Tor Books. ISBN: 5551963438 (0-312-85564-8).*

The story of a man and woman born at the dawn of human history, separated by fate, yet united by an unquenchable passion that even time could not conquer: Blaze, the fireworker who raised his kind out of savagery, and Ember, the beautiful green-eyed woman who forever haunted his dreams.
Through their eyes, and those of their descendants, we witness humanity's odyssey from savagery to civilization as they are reborn again and again throughout history. We share with these two eternal lovers an unforgettble odyssey of triumph, tragedy, and discovery that takes them from the African savannah to the ancient Middle East, from the South Pacific to the caves of Northern Europe, from the court of Imperial China to India during the British Raj, ending in a stunning reunion in an America in ruins only a few short years from now.

_____. 1994. Shame of Man (Geodyssey; vol. 2). Sequel to Isle of Woman. 380 pp. 24 cm, New York. TOR (A Tom Doherty Associates book). ISBN: 0-312-85811-6 (hardcover).*

The story of two lovers born throughout history -- Hugh, a dreamer and musician, and his beloved Ann, a beautiful dancer -- as they struggle to preserve their family and their way of life during some of the most turbulent periods of our svage past -- and our troubled future. Through their eyes we experience humanity's greatest achievements, and witness its greatest shame, the relentless exploitation of nature that now threatens our very survival.

_____. 1998. Hope of Earth (Geodyssey; vol 3). 640 pp. New York. Tor Books. ISBN: 0812571118.

...from our ancient beginnings in Africa's Great Rift Valley to the windswept Andes a century from now, and including some of history's most fascinating figures.

_____. 1999. Muse of Art (Geodyssey Vol 4). 445 pp. 24 cm, First Edition, New York. Tor Books.*

From the mists of prehistory to a terrifyingly plausible near future, Muse of Art explores the special talents that have inspired and motivated us since the earliest days of our existence: curiosity and creativity, seduction and survival, destruction and healing. We view some of the most explosive eras in human history through the eyes of three remarkable women: Avalanche, Melee, and Talena...
Arcelin, Adrien [1838-1904]. 1872. Solutré, ou les chasseurs de rennes de la France centrale. Histoire préhistorique. see under pseudonym: Adrien Cranile.
Armitage, Muriel. 1937. Sarllog The Brenn. A Historical Romance. Preface by Charles Williams. London. Stockwell.
A pre-historic novel set in South Wales.
Asimov, Isaac [1920-1992]. 1958. The Ugly Little Boy. in: Galaxy magazine as "Last Born" Sept, 1958. 60 pp. pbk, Tor Book, Galaxy Publishing Corp. ISBN: 0812559738. (Read, October 5, 1977; Nine Tomorrows, 1959; 1987: Silverberg et al, eds. Neanderthals, pp. 39-90) *

Story of a Neandertal boy taken from his time to the present to be studied by scientists and the media. A TV version was made, and it was expanded to novel length by Silverberg as "Child of Time" (1991) with an added parallel story of the child's family in prehistoric times.
Asimov, Isaac [1920-1992] and Robert Silverberg [1935-]. 1991. Child of Time (The Ugly Little Boy). Based in part on the short story "The Ugly Little Boy" by Asimov. 290 pp. 25 cm, London. Gollancz. ISBN: 0385263430. (1st US edition 1992: Doubleday "The Ugly Little Boy" 290pp; Bantam Books pbk, 1993) *

from the dustjacket by Wayne McLoughlin:
First published in Galaxy magazine in 1958, Isaac Asimov's short story "The Ugly Little Boy" is a science fiction classic. Now, in the second collaboration between the late, great Isaac Asimov and award-winning author Robert Silverberg, we have The Ugly Little Boy, the novel, a remarkably moving and chilling tale of what happens when past and present collide.

Asimov, Janet [1926-] and Isaac Asimov [1920-1992]. 1989. Norby and Yobo's Great Adventure. 100 pp. 22 cm, New York. Walker. ISBN: 0802768938, 0802768946 (lib. Bdg.). (1991: Ace Books pbk)

When Jeff and his robot Norby accompany Admiral Yobo to prehistoric times so the admiral can do family research, the trip turns into a dangerous adventure.
Atkinson, Mary Jourdan [1898-1981]. 1957. When the World was Young. [n.p.]. 23 cm, San Antonio, TX. The Naylor Company.´
Attanasio, A(lfred) A(ngelo) [1951-]. 1991. Hunting the Ghost Dancer. xxviii, 371 pp. 24 cm, 1st ed., New York. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN: 0060179090.*
Long ago... in a world of fog-laced primeval forests and bottomless glacial gorges, during a dark age steeped in mystery and magic, a desperate quest is launched by two young survivors of a doomed coastal tribe. Together, Timov and Hamr hunt the ghost dancer. Cunning, inhuman, mystical, its savage appetite is uncontrollable... its ancient power elemental... its fate thunderous. Timov and Hamr fearfully stalk the vast unknown to quell its haunting terror... and, ultimately, to face the choice of the ages.

Jean Auel [1936- ]

photos from the dustjackets of the first four books
Book Five, The Shelters of Stone, was published in April, 2002.

from the jacket of the final book of the series (2011)

There were many Jean Auel sites on the web, likeThe Auel Page… -or ecfans.com

Auel, Jean M. [1936-]. 1980. The Clan of the Cave Bear. (Earth's Children 1). 468 pp. 24 cm, 1st edition, New York. Crown. ISBN: 0553250426 (0517542021).*

jacket painting by Hiroko

A natural disaster has left young Ayla alone, wandering, fending for herself in an unfamiliar land. One day, she is discovered by the Clan of the Cave bear, men and women far different from her own people. Tall, blond, blue-eyed Ayla is a mysterious stranger to the Clan and at first they mistrust her and cast her out... more...

_____. 1982. Valley of the Horses. (Earth's Children 2). 502 pp. 24 cm, 1st edition, New York. Crown. ISBN: 0553250531 (051754489X).*

jacket painting by Hiroko

Cruelly cast out by the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child, Ayla now travels alone in a land of glacial cold and terrifying beasts. She is searching for the Others, a race as tall, blond, and blue-eyed as she. But Ayla finds only a hidden valley, where a herd of hardy steppe horses roams. Here, she is granted a unique kinship with animals, enabling her to learn the secrets of fire and raw survival -- but still, her need for human companionship and love remains unfulfilled. Then fate brings her a stranger, handsome Jondolar, and Ayla is torn between fear and hope -- and carried to an awakening of desire that would shape the future of mankind. more...

_____. 1985. The Mammoth Hunters. (Earth's Children 3). ix, 645 pp. 24 cm, 1st edition, New York. Crown Publishers. ISBN: 0553280945 (0517556278).*

jacket painting by Hiroko

Now, with her devoted Jondalar, Ayla boldly sets forth into the land of the Mamutoi — the Mammoth Hunters, the Others she has been seeking. Though Ayla must learn their strange customs and language, it is because of her uncanny hunting and healing skills that she is adopted into the Mammoth Hearth. Here Ayla finds her first women friends, and painful memories of the Clan she left behind. Here, too, is Ranec, the dark-skinned, magnetic master carver of ivory tusks to whom Ayla is irresistibly drawn — setting Jondalar on fire with jealousy. more...

_____. 1990. The Plains of Passage. (Earth's Children 4). 760 pp. 23.5 cm, 1st, New York. Crown. ISBN: 0553289411 (0517580497).*

jacket painting by Hiroko

With her companion, Jondolar, Ayla sets out on her most dangerous and daring journey — away from the welcoming hearth of the Mammoth Hunters, and into the unknown. Their odyssey spans a beautiful but treacherous continent, the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe, casting the bold pair among strangers. Some will become friends, intrigued by Ayla's ways of taming wild horses and wolves. Others will become fierce enemies, threatened by what they cannot understand... more...

_____. 2002. The Shelters of Stone. (Earth's Children 5). 706 pp. 23.5 cm, 1st April 30, 2002, New York. Crown. ISBN: 0609610597. (Hodder & Stoughton ARC 784pp pbk) *

cover by Hiroko

The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalar's people: the Zelandonii. The people of the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii fascinate Ayla. Their clothes, customs, artifacts, even their homes – formed in great cliffs of vertical limestone – are a source of wonder to her. And in the woman Zelandoni, the spiritual leader of the Ninth Cave (and the one who initiated Jondalar into the Gift of Pleasure), she meets a fellow healer with whom to share her knowledge and skills.
But as Ayla and Jondalar prepare for the formal mating at the Summer Meeting, there are difficulties. more...

_____. 2011. The Land of Painted Caves. (Earth's Children 6). 757 pp. First edition, New York. Crown. ISBN: 0517580519.*

cover: Rob Wood
In The Land of Painted Caves, Jean M. Auel brings the ice-age epic Earth's Children® series to an extraordinary conclusion. Ayla, one of the most remarkable and beloved heroines in contemporary fiction, continues to explore the world and the people around her with curiosity, insight, and, above all, courage.
As the story opens, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave a shelter of stone. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte and has embarked on the arduous task of training to become a spiritual leader. It is daunting, often perilous work that sometimes takes her away from her family. Ayla, Jondalar, and Jonayla are welcomed by the Zelandonii, but problems arise. They are faced with new challenges, not just the ordinary trials of sheer survival, but the complications posed by many groups of people who need to live and work together. The wisdom that Ayla gained from her struggles as an orphaned child, alone in a hostile environment, strengthens her as she moves closer to leadership of the Zelandonia...
Austin, Debra (pseudonym for Debra Grubb). 2009. Daughter of Kura. 320 pp. Touchstone. ISBN: 1439112665. (2010)

"At first, Snap was aware of a few background noises -- a baby cried, the fire crackled, one of the older children laughed. Eventually, the other sounds disappeared, and she heard only the ancient rhythm of the drums, the dancers' voices, and the sounds of her own feet as they beat a path to an unclear future."
On the parched African earth more than half a million years ago sits the village of Kura, a matriarchal society of Homo erectus. Snap -- a young, passionate woman of Kura -- is destined to lead her people, and this year she must select a mate for the first time. Will she choose someone different each year, or will she find one mate she wants to pick over and over again, like her mother, Whistle, the next leader of Kura? As the Bonding ceremony approaches, Snap's future remains unknown. But Whistle, when her mate doesn't return, chooses a stranger with ideas far more dangerous than the lions that kill with a single slash.
When Snap challenges the stranger's growing power one too many times, she is brutally cast out to survive or perish. Abandoned and alone, she risks her life -- and the future of her people -- to stand up against an unthinkable evil. Unknown to her, the same danger threatens other villages as well. Soon, Snap and a new band of outcasts will face a force more terrifying -- and deadly -- than any of Africa's natural threats.
Austin, F(rederick) Britten [1885-1941]. 1927. When Mankind was Young. 282 pp. first, New York. Doubleday, Page & Co. ISBN: 0836935683. (Short Story Index Reprint Series - Ayer Co.) ´
A series of stories from cave men to the Vikings... Contents: The taming of the brute; Where Paris is; In the days of the mammoth An idyll of the Neolithic In the land of Osiris; The covered wagon --2, 000 B.C.; Midsummer at Stonehenge; Ariadne; Rome begins; A saga of the Vikings. Ten short historical fictions with various settings and periods, including Neolithic Europe, pharaonic Egypt, druidic Stonehenge, classical Greece, republican Rome.

_____. 1930. Tomorrow. illustrated by William Kermode. xi, 395 pp. London. Eyre & Spottiswoode.´
12 Studies summarising the social progress of mankind from remote beginnings until today.
"...The story Isis of the Stone Age effectively dramatizes the 'accidental' discovery of agricultrue by placing it in a plausible human context." Nicholas Ruddick, The Fire in the Stone

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Baird, Mark. 2009. The Cave Man. (Volume 1). 120 pp. CreateSpace (March 11, 2009). ISBN: 1441445420 (978-1441445421).
Set over 200,000 years ago, when our ancestors Homo heidelbergensis walked the Earth, this is a story of human emotion. We follow in the footsteps of one caveman, sharing his triumphs and failures as he struggles to find his place in the brutal society of the tribe. Through many light and dark times we watch him progress from a solitary figure ultimately to the leader of the largest tribe ever seen. But there is something hiding in the background, lurking just beyond reach... it creeps up on his tribe members as they sleep, slowly destroying everything he has managed to build up. Discover the life of these creatures through the eyes of one of their own and realise that they were not that different to us...

_____. 2009. The Cave Woman. (Volume 1). 112 pp. CreateSpace (March 11, 2009). ISBN: 1441446826 (978-1441446824).

The story continues with the cave woman, who suddenly finds herself making life or death decisions. Becoming a tribe leader means getting everything she wants... but not being able to get the one thing she needs.
Bandelier, Adolf Francis Alphonse [1840-1914]. 1890. The Delight Makers: A novel of prehistoric Pueblo Indians. (2nd ed., intro. by Charles F. Lummis, New York: Dodd, Mead, 1918). iv, 490 pp. 20 cm, New York. Dodd, Mead and Company. ISBN: 0156252643. (1971 HBJ edition, new introduction by Stefan Jovanovich) *
Unique in nineteenth-century American literature for its blend of historical romance and scientific observation, The Delight Makers provides in fictional form an invaluable reconstruction of prehistoric Indian culture of the Southwest. Written by an archaeologist who had spent eight years among the Pueblo tribes of New Mexico, it tells the story of the ancestors of the modern Pueblos, the Queres, who are dominated by a powerful secret society called the Koshare or "Delight Makers." Rivalry between clans and a conspiracy to accuse a woman of sorcery touch off war with a neighboring tribe, the Tehuas, and lead to the destruction of the Queres settlement.
Barbusse, Henri [1874-1935]. 1925 (1925). Chains. translated from the French Les enchaînements by Stephen Haden Guest. First UK, London. Cape. (First US: International Publishers, NY, 1929 [1925?], 2 vols.) ´
Barjavel, René [1911-1985]. 1970 (1970). The Ice People. translated from the French La nuit des temps by Charles Lam Markmann. 205 pp. 22 cm, London. Hart Davis. (William Morrow, NY 1971; Pyramid pbk, 1973)
The story begins with an astounding discovery, a golden sphere buried deep in the Antarctic ice. Encapsulated in the sphere are the naked bodies of a man and a beautiful young woman, survivors of a civilization that had perished 900,000 years ago.
The world is staggered by the discovery and the United Nations, after a stormy debate, agrees to send an international team of scientists to the Antarctic. Eventually, Elea, the young woman, is awakened from her frozen sleep. The scientists learn that she once lived in an advanced, idyllic civilization that was destroyed in a prehistoric atomic holocaust that only students and scientists desperately tried to prevent.
Barnes, Steven [1952-]. 2006 (2009). Great Sky Woman. 400 pp. pbk, Del Rey. ISBN: 0345459024.
This prehistorical novel set in Africa introduces readers to the Ibandi, a peaceful tribe living in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, or the Great Sky Mountain. When their lives are interrupted by invasions from a brutal neighboring tribe, it falls to two youngsters, Frog Hopping, the third son of a hunter, and T'Cori, an apprentice herb woman, to climb the Great Sky Mountain and seek help from Father Sky. Barnes does a magnificent job of thoroughly grounding his engaging characters in the practical and mystical details of daily life in ancient Africa. An adventure on a grand scale, this initial installment in a projected two-volume series cleverly sets the stage for further action and will leave readers craving more.
Margaret FlanaganCopyright c American Library Association.

_____. 2009. Shadow Valley. 272 pp. Del Rey. ISBN: 0345459032.

Readers unfamiliar with 2006's Great Sky Woman will struggle a bit with the slow opening of this stand-alone sequel, a fantasy set in Africa around 28,000 B.C., but those who stay the course will find it worth the effort. T'Cori is a young leader of her people, the Ibandi, who look to her and their holy woman Stillshadow to lead them to a new land. During the trek they encounter the bloodthirsty Mk*tk tribe, a rogue Ibandi warrior and primal threats from nature itself. A folktale rhythm proves less than effective at conveying heaps of backstory, but as the characters fill out and the wanderers fight to survive against mounting odds, their tale becomes all at once rugged and elegant in style, a mix of harsh bloodletting with a primeval close-to-the-land beauty.
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Barnett, Franklin. 1977. Crooked Arrow: A Novel of Southwestern Prehistoric Indians of the 13th Century. 152 pp. 21.3 cm, pbk, Beaumaris Books, 1445 West Alameda Drive, #40, Tempe AZ.*
The story of Ah-ee, mocked as "Crooked Arrow" by the girl who became his bride; his coming of age, learning the ways of a hunter, his life in the pueblos at war and peace, the ways of hunting, fighting, and family, of prehistoric Pueblo Indians...

about the author

Barrett, John R.. 2003. The Salt Trader's Boy; a tale of the new stone age. illustrated by Christine Clerk. 151 pp. UK. Aberdeenshire Council. ISBN: 0946449074.

_____. 2007. The Whitestone Stories: Seven Tales From The Stone Age To The Bronze Age For The Children (and Grown-ups) Of All Ages. 116 pp. UK. iUniverse.com. ISBN: 059542435X.

The Whitestone wraps herself in silence. She watches while the slow centuries slide by. The Whitestone remembers all the peoples of the long long long-ago times. She remembers the gentle hunters of the wildwood during Nature's golden age. She remembers how the first farmers came to fell the forests and sow their fields with golden corn She remembers the neglected gods and nameless kings of the age of gold. In seven magical stories that bring the distant past to life, The Whitestone remembers.
Barringer, D(aniel) Moreau [1900-1962]. 1956. And the Waters Prevailed. illustrated by P.A. Hutchison. 188 pp. 21.5 cm, New York. E.P. Dutton. (4th 1965; 5th 1967; 1972) *
"The theme of this unusual story is an exciting one... the devolopment of abstract thinking and the power to reason in a child of the Stone Age. There is a sweeping, timeless implication in the story of Andor, an undersized boy whose greatest strength was his mind, in a tribe where brutish physical prowess was considered the measure of a man. The setting is wildly majestic... that strip of land which is believed to have formed a bridge between Europe and Africa... that plain which is now inundated by the Mediterranean Sea. Andor's story is one which will fire the imagination and haunt the dreams of all who read it." more...
Barrus, Emery. 1995. Legacy of a Hunter: a novel. 253 pp. 21.5 cm, pbk, P.O. Box 1525, Santa Barbara, CA 93102. Fithian Press. ISBN: 0931832888.*
Travel to southwestern France, and you may visit La Grotte de Lascaux. You will marvel at the realistic and sensitive murals depicting the lives of the noble and intelligent people who lived there seventeen thousand years ago. Your mind will travel back in time, seventeen thousand years, and you may meet a man named Orin ....
Bate, Norman. 1963. When Cave Men Painted. illustrated by Norman Bate. [48] pp. 24 cm, New York. Scribner.*

In the cave of Lascaux in the south of France the wall paintings of prehistoric man may still be seen. They are an important key to our understanding of times long ago – when men lived in caves and believed in the power of magic.
Here is the story of one particular cave painting. It tells of a fierce wild animal that struck terror into the hearts of the hunters – and how a boy and an old man used paints and brushes and tribal magic to make the hunters bold and fearless once again. It is a tense, dramatic work of fiction for young readers. more...
Bato, Joseph [1888-1966]. 1976. The Sorcerer. Edited by Katherine Fair Donnelly. Introduction by John H. Donnelly. b&w drawings. 171 pp. New York. McKay (Random House). ISBN: 067920363X.*
from the dustjacket:
The story of Ao'h, a young boy of the Stone Age. Banished from his tribe, he lives alone in a cave, discovering and making tools, painting, barely surviving. After a difficult and solitary winter, he is discovered by three warriors from a neighboring tribe and abducted by them, to be turned over as an apprentice to the most powerful man in their tribe, the Sorcerer. Ao'h shows a special talent for painting; his depictions of beasts almost never fail to bring about a successful hunt. Before long his power surpasses even that of the old Sorcerer himself. Respected and feared alike, he soon finds that his magical powers have put his very life in danger.
Baumann, Hans [1914-1988]. 1954. The Caves of the Great Hunters. English. translated from the German. 158 pp. Pantheon Books; Revised Edition edition (1954).

Baxter, Stephen [1957-]. 1999. Silverhair. Mammoth Trilogy Book I. signed 1st leatherbound limited edition (1175 copies), Norwalk, CT. The Easton Press (First Editions of Science Fiction series). ISBN: 0061020206. (London, Millennium, 1999 1st UK; New York: Harper Prism, 1999. 1st US; Millenium, 1999, 2000 pbk; Eos, NY 2000 pbk)

On an island in the Arctic Ocean north of Siberia, mammoths have survived unnoticed since the last ice age. But now, reduced to a single herd, the gentle giants struggle to survive a warming climate, a dwindling gene pool, and the attentions of humanity. Though intelligent and sapient, the mammoths have no effective defense against a small party of men who've suddenly appeared on their island. Young Silverhair, the herd's future Matriarch, and her mate Lop-ear decide they need new ideas and new thinking to survive. They ask the humans for help, but they respond by shooting Lop-ear and capturing Silverhair. more...

_____. 2000. Longtusk. Mammoth Trilogy Book II. 292 pp. London. Victor Gollancz. ISBN: 0380818981. (New York: Harper Collins, 2001; Millenium 2000, 2001 pbk; Eos 2001 pbk) *

It's sixteen thousand years B.C., and woolly mammoths roam the earth, inhabiting the steppes of Beringia, the land bridge linking Asia and North America. Climactic changes have caused the steppes to recede, but humans, whom the mammoths call Fireheads, pose the greatest threat to their survival. Longtusk, whose coming-of-age story this is, must save the mammoths by spearheading an epic journey. Separated from his family, Longtusk is enslaved by the Fireheads, who make him a beast of burden. But a Dreamer (Neanderthal) woman foretells his future: Longtusk will die, along with the Dreamer who once saved his life and that of the Firehead matriarch, Crocus. more...

_____. 2002. Evolution. 592 pp. hardcover (11/21/02), UK. Gollancz. ISBN: 0575073411 (978-0575073418). (2003, 2004, 2007 - 672pp.)

...explores deep time to dramatise the story of Earth's evolving primates--from tiny shrew-like creatures dodging reptilian predators in the Cretaceous era, to humans of the 21st century and beyond.
- Baylor, Byrd [1924-]. 1965. One Small Blue Bead. see: Schweitzer, Byrd Baylor.
Baynes, Pauline [1923-2008]. 1985. How Dog Began. London. Methuen. ISBN: 0805000119 (0416510906). (Henry Holt, New York, first US, 1987 32pp 23x27cm)

Henry Holt edition
Prehistoric cave dwellers take in a wild canine and turn him into the world's first tame dog.
- Bazán, Emilia Pardo [1851-1921]. 1912. En las cavernas. see Pardo Bazán, Emilia.
Beck, Christopher [1868-1944] (pseudonym for Thomas Charles Bridges). 1914. The People of the Chasm. illustrated by Thomas Somerfield (8 full-page ill.). 256 pp. London. C. Arthur Pearson.ˆ
Science Fiction, Lost race. Airship travels to a warm polar depression with a Norse colony, apemen, giant insects, and huge moles.
Beecham, John Charles [1873(?)-19??]. 1914. Out of the Miocene - Part I. in: The Popular Magazine, Vol. 33, N°5, Aug. 23 (Sept. 15), 1914, pp 88-107 [12,381 words] (Part I of II). *
"The mind of a modern man travels backward through the aeons and lives again in his progenitor of the Miocene Age. One of the most striking narratives of the caveman days you have ever read." full text

_____. 1914. Out of the Miocene - Part 2. in: The Popular Magazine, Vol. 33, N°6, Sept. 7 (Oct. 1), 1914, pp 141-166, [16,428 words] (Part II of II). *

Aka, formerly Bruce Dayton, somehow now an ape-man in the Miocene, flees with Baba from Gru, the powerful leader of the tribe who appears set on vengeance. They find a group of proto-human cavemen, and stay with them a while, eventually leaving with Klo, their leader. But Klo is killed during the night, and the pair flee once more, protected by Aka's newly invented bow and arrow. They escape from various dangers, and acquire a canoe, from which Baba learns to fish. The come to a lake with sea monsters and escape again, finally confronting Gru when they come across the tribe in the sequoia forest. This time Aka's bow is more than a match for Gru's strength... full text
Begouën, Max [1893-1961]. (1925) 1926. Bison of Clay. translated from the French Les bisons d'argile by Robert Luther Duffus [1888-1972]. 252 pp. 19 cm, New York & London. Longmans, Green and Co. (maroon cloth/grey boards, blue cloth - binding variants) ´*

There is one adventure more enthralling than to come upon a spot of earth where no man ever trod before, and that adventure Max Begouën, the author of "Bison of Clay," has had. When M. Begouën made his way into the sombre recesses of the Tuc d'Audoubert he went where, for at least twenty thousand years, no man had gone. Yet men had been there. He had crossed the veritable trail of a human race and culture long buried in the deep night of time. more...

Behn, Harry [1898-1973]. 1963 (1981). The Faraway Lurs. with a new intro. by Anne R. Izard. Reprint of the ed. published by World Pub. Co., Cleveland. 190 pp. 21 cm, Boston. Gregg Press. ISBN: 0839827229. (London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1964 (as: The Distant Luhrs)) *

The romance of Heather, daughter of Goodshade, chief of the forest village of Oakwood, and Wolf Stone, son of Great Elk, chief of the Sun People, warring tribes in Bronze Age Denmark 3,000 years ago...
Bence, William. 1966. People of the Bison. 186 pp. 21 cm, New York. Duell, Sloan, Pearce.´*

from the dustjacket:
Starving and alone, young Kron, once the picturemaker for his Stone Age tribe, was found by the People of the Bison after the massacre of his clan. Not so advanced, and influenced by the insidious words of Ak-ka, the Bison medicine man, the People mistrusted Kron's strange magic stone drawings. And even when he helped them find desperately needed food, the boy remained an outcast, forbidden to express himself in art.
Bennet, Robert Ames [1870-1954]. 1901. Thyra. A Romance of the Polar Pit. illustrated by E(rnest) L(eonard) Blumenschein [1874-1960]. 258 pp. New York. Henry Holt. (Microfiche. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985. Early science fiction novels; Ayer Company Publishers. LC 77-84199 New York, 190, ISBN: 0405109571 illus. $29.95) ˆ

Next to the impenetrable jungles of Africa and South America, the Poles provided the most popular location for lost race adventures around the turn of the century. For many years, THYRA, Bennet's first novel, has remained a true classic in the field, scarce and highly sought-after by collectors, both for its action-packed narrative of strange peoples and fantastic adventures and for the striking illustrations which accompany them. A party of explorers seeking the North Pole commandeer a stray balloon that takes them to a warm sub-surface land which has survived unchanged for millions of years.
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Berthet, Élie (Bertrand) [1818-1891]. 1879. The Pre-Historic World. translated from the French Romans préhistoriques: le monde inconnu by Mary J. Safford. 6 plates. 310 pp. Philadelphia. Porter & Coates. (John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia [no plates]) ´*

THERE is an epoch in the life of humanity which, as its name indicates, could have no history; it is that long period of ages which elapsed between the moment when man first appeared on earth and the time when oral tradition and writing began to establish the acts of his existence.
more... and... a book review from 1880.

Bierbower, Austin [1844-1913]. 1894. From Monkey to Man, or Society in the Tertiary Age: A Story of the Missing Link showing the First Steps in Industry... 231 pp. Chicago. Dibble Pub. Co. (reprint: Chicago, Ingersoll, Beacon. Co., 1906) ´
"suggests the Ice Age as the effective cause of the Missing Link's expulsion from the Garden of Eden, and struggles with snakes as the basis for the symbol of the serpent as Evil." [JC, ESF]
Bishop, Michael [1945-]. 1982. No Enemy but Time: A Novel. 397 pp. 22 cm, New York. Timescape (Simon & Schuster). ISBN: 0553281879 (0671835769, 0671449737). (Bantam Spectra, 1989) *

"...won a NEBULA, intensified the movement of [Bishop's] imagination to a local habitat, and for the first time introduced a protagonist of sufficient racial (and mental) complexity to carry a story line immured in the particular and haunted by the exotic. In this case, dogged by dreams of the Pleistocene, the new protagonist -- who is not dissimilar to the Habiline who later featured in the less successful and overextended tale of Atlanta and Haiti, Ancient of Days-- is enlisted into a time-travel project, returns to the Africa of his vision, fathers a child in the dawn of time, and returns with her to the battering world." John Clute, ESF.

When I was a youngster, I read London's Before Adam and Crump's "Og" books. I've been enthralled ever since by tales of pre-Homo sapiens. No Enemy But Time is the best fictional re-creation of these I've come across. It makes a glowing reality of the dry bones of this field. -Philip Jose Farmer

_____. 1983. Her Habiline Husband. in: Universe #13, 1983. 1983 Nebula nominee.

_____. 1985. Ancient of Days. Expansion of the novella "Her Habiline Husband," a 1983 Nebula nominee. 354 pp. 24 cm, New York. Arbor House. ISBN: 0812531973 (087795724X alk. paper).*

The story of a prehistoric man found wandering in a Georgia orchard, whose honesty and deep spirituality bring him into conflict with the modern world. "Adam is a hairy, 4 1/2 foot tall gargoyle with an underslung jaw, curling lip and beady black eyes. The last surviving example of Homo habilis, an African protohuman species believed extinct for 2,000,000 years. Adam is found, naked and trembling, in a pecan grove in Beulah Fork, Georgia. Adam is an artist, a poet, relentlessly literate, and determined to resolve theological conflicts surrounding the metaphysical essence of the immortal soul. But Adam is in love with a human woman. Society isn't ready for that..."

Review by Steven H. Silver

Blue Wolf (pseudonym for Robert Scott). 1921 (1910?). Dwifa's Curse. A Tale of the Stone Age. 253, [4] pp. London. Robert Scott, Roxburghe House, 7 Paternoster Row, E.C.´*

Tharg of the Bison Clan, young and strong, is out hunting. Having killed a stag without a weapon, by breaking its neck, he is resting on the dead animal when he is attacked by Dwifa of the Beaver Clan. Avoiding Dwifa's spear, Tharg chases him, managing to wound him with a stone when Dwifa escapes across a river. Returning for his stag, Tharg finds it stolen, and tracks it to the camp of a tribe of strangers, the Clan of the Wolf...


Bogoras, Waldemar [1865-1936]. (1929) 1929. Sons of the Mammoth. translated from the Russian Zhertvy drakona by Stephen Graham. 3 l., 254 pp. 20 cm, New York. Cosmopolitan Book Corporation.´*

From the dustjacket:
In the days when the world was young, Yarry, a member of the tribe that held itself to be descended from the mammoth, profaned against the tribal mysteries and was driven out to the primeval wilderness, first taking his mate out of the camp of the women.
Bosse, Malcolm J(oseph) [1928-]. 1980. Cave Beyond Time. 187 pp. 21 cm, 1st edition, New York. Thomas Y. Crowell. ISBN: 0690040768 (lib. bdg, 069004075X).*
From the site of an archaeological dig in Arizona, fifteen-year-old Ben, recently orphaned, journeys to three different eras of ancient times.
"You—" Ben felt a hand on his arm. "Go!" With a thrill of panic he realized that Throw Far was shoving him first into the blackness. He had not been afraid until now, but without the presence of Throw Far to reassure him, Ben lost his confidence. Even so, he took a step into the pitch-black cave, hands outstretched before him .... He heard his companions following, their feet grinding against the pebbles .... He felt as though he were crawling to the center of the earth, to the core of mystery. And yet the way seemed endless, as if there were no center; no core, but forever the blackness of the tunnel... more...
Boucher, Anthony [1911-1968] (pseudonym for William Anthony Parker White). 1952. The First. in: Fantasy & Science-Fiction, Oct. 1952. (Far and Away. NY: Ballantine, 1954)

Brennan, J.H.. 1989 (1990). Shiva: An Adventure of the Ice Age. consultant, Joyce Pope. 184 pp. 22 cm, 1st American, New York. J.B. Lippincott. ISBN: 0064403920 (0397324545 lib. bdg.). (London: Collins, 1989) *

11-year-old Cro-Magnon orphan Shiva is rescued from the jaws of a prehistoric wolf by Doban, a Neanderthal boy. As the Cro-Magnon people and the Neanderthals are enemies due to a fight over territory, Doban is immediately locked up in a cage when Shiva brings him to her village. Shiva, being somewhat of an outcast due to her psychic powers, is drawn to Doban. Their friendship becomes the means of stopping a battle between the two clans.

_____. 1991. Shiva Accused: An Adventure of the Ice Age. 275 pp. 22 cm, 1st U.S. edition, New York. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN: 0060207418 (0060207426 lib. bdg.). (originally UK 1990 as "The Crone") *

from the dustjacket:
There was a body floating in the water.
Slender, outstretched arms had attracted a halo of the thin ice. The body itself faced down, gently bobbing on small ripples stirred by a chill wind from the morning sun.
Shiva watched from her vantage point upon the overhanging rock ....


_____. 1992. Shiva's Challenge: An Adventure of the Ice Age. 209 pp. 22 cm, 1st edition, New York. Harper Collins. ISBN: 0060208252 .*

From the dust-jacket:
Shiva felt her hand move again, driven by an irresistible compulsion. Which bowl? All looked alike. Their contents, dark, fluid, thick and viscous in the firelight, looked alike and smelled alike. Which bowl?
The Ordeal by Poison. Six bowls are placed before Shiva. Five contain poison, one does not.

Jan Brett's homepage is at www.janbrett.com.
Brett, Jan [1949-]. 1988. The First Dog. (Reading level: Ages 4-8). 34 pp. 29 cm, 1st edition, San Diego. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. ISBN: 0152276513 (0152276505). (reprint, 1992) *
Kip the Cave Boy and Paleowolf each face hunger and danger on a journey in Paleolithic times; when they decide to join forces and help one another, Paleowolf becomes the first dog.
Breuil, Henri [1877-1961]. 1949. Beyond the Bounds of History: Scenes from the Old Stone Age. translated from the French by Mary E. Boyle. 11 black & white and 31 colour illustrations. Foreword by Field-Marshal J. C. Smuts. 26 cm, London. P.R. Gawthorn. ISBN: 0404159346 (978-0404159344). (1976 AMS Press 100pp)
"...containing thirty-one Paleolithic episodes illustrated with amateurish, fanciful pencil drawings by the Abbé himself... Nicholas Ruddick, The Fire in the Stone
× Bridges, T(homas) C(harles) [1868-1944]. 1920. Men of the Mist. illustrated by G. Henry Evison. 252 pp. Philadelphia. McKay. (1923, 1928: London: George G. Harrap; 1949: London: Collins) ˆ
Not prehistoric man. Although listed in the Angenot bibliography as a "Lost Race" novel, this was apparently an error. Jim Mackenzie reports that it is a novel with "prehistoric creatures in a remote valley in Alaska/Canada...". Apparently all the T.C. Bridges stories involve prehistoric monsters in some modern setting. His "Martin Crusoe" concerns "two islands in the middle of the Sargasso Sea where descendants of Vikings occupy an island called Lemuria where there are prehistoric creatures in the island lakes..."
Briggs, Raymond [1934-]. 2001. Ug, Boy Genius Of The Stone Age & His Search For Soft Trousers. 36 pp. 30.5 cm, UK. Arrow (Random House). ISBN: 0224047396. (Jonathan Cape (2001), 28pp; Knopf Books for Young Readers 0-375-91611-3 October 2002)
Ug and his parents are living in the Stone Age. And that means stone blankets, stone cold food, an even colder cave and, worst of all, hard stone trousers! Being an inquisitive and intelligent child, Ug suggests a series of modifications to improve the quality of family life. His ideas about heating, cooking, boats, and balls that actually bounce are met with a hostile reaction by his parents who don't know what he's going on about. Even Ug himself is occasionally unsure of the purpose of his inventions - his round stone that rolls down the hill is great, but what is it actually for? With the help of his father, who is slowly coming round to his son's way of thinking, Ug comes tantalisingly close to his ultimate garment goal, only to find that there are some obstacles even a boy genius can't overcome.
Brooke, William J.. 1999. A is for Aarrgh! (Reading level: Ages 9-12). 249 pp. 21.5 cm, Harpercollins Juvenile Books. ISBN: 0060233931.*
Long, long ago--even before "once upon a time"--when people lived in caves, and woolly mammoths and saber-tooth tigers roamed the land, communication generally meant a few grunts and a couple of bonk bonks on the head with a big club for emphasis. But what if a young caveboy suddenly began pulling words out of thin air and naming everything in sight? And what if a young cavegirl suddenly took those same words and began weaving them into something magical?
Brown, Eric [1960-]. 1989. Pithecanthropus Blues. in: The Time-Lapsed Man and Other Stories. 216 pp. Pan Books. ISBN: 0-330-31366-5. (Birmingham: Drunken Dragon Press 1990 Hard Cover. First hardcover edition. 100 numbered copies, aeg, ribbon marker, dw)
Browne, Howard [1908-]. (1942) 1943. Warrior of the Dawn: The Adventures of Tharn. large 8vo. 286 pp. Chicago. Reilly & Lee. (first published in Amazing Stories, Vol. 16, #12, Dec. 1942, pp 8 ff; Jan. 1943) ´*

from the dustjacket by Fridolf Johnson:
Tharn, the leading figure of WARRIOR OF THE DAWN, was a Cro-Magnon, one of the first truly human race of men. He lived a long time ago, perhaps twenty thousand years. Howard Browne has given him only the clothes, equipment, and weapons that he might have had. He is a true prehistoric man, not a freak pulled out of his time by some scientific hocus-pocus in the fourth dimension. more...

_____. (1948) 1956. The Return of Tharn. (First published in Amazing Stories, Oct-Nov-Dec 1948). 253 pp. first edition, Providence, RI. Grandon & Co. Pub.´*

from the dustjacket:
Tharn is a Cro-Magnon — a true man of the dawn age, dating back to the morning of time on this planet. His adventures are decidedly fantastic, leading him through savage jungle to the barbaric kingdom of Ammad, majestic and intriguing in all its forgotten might.more...

Bruchac, Joseph [1942-]. 1993. Dawn Land: a novel. (Abnaki Indians). 317 pp. 22 cm, Golden, CO. Fulcrum Pub. ISBN: 155591134X.*
A compelling first novel by nationally known Native American storyteller Joseph Bruchac. An action-packed adventure story spun in authentic native oral tradition, Dawn Land unfolds about ten thousand years ago, in the area now known as New England. A shadow is crossing over the land, and the village's finest son must meet the threat.

_____. 1995. Long River: a novel. sequel to Dawn Land. xiv,298 pp. 22 cm, Golden, CO. Fulcrum Pub. ISBN: 1555912133.

Sequel to Dawn Land. In the rich and authentic tradition of his Abenaki ancestors, Bruchac continues his story of Young Hunter, the finest warrior in the village of the Only People who lived in the Northeast ten thousand years ago. Living with his wife Willow Girl among many human and animal friends, Young Hunter is reminded that the Only People must maintain a balance with nature in order to survive.

_____. 1995. Dog people: native dog stories. illustrated by Murv Jacob. (Reading level: Ages 9-12). 63 pp. 24 cm, Fulcrum Pub. Co. ISBN: 1555912281.

Native Dog Stories, the voice of an Abenaki storyteller takes children back 10,000 years to the days when children and dogs had especially close relationships. In these Native American adventure stories, children and dogs together must use their wits to survive the dangers of the natural world. Young readers will meet muskrat, and his dog, Kwaniwibid, who cannot resist folowing bear tracks deep into the woods. They will find out what happens to Cedar Girl and her dog, Azeban, when they try to outwit a stranger. And then follow Sweetgrass Girl and her dog, Moosis, on their journey to find her lost parents.

_____. 1999. The Waters Between: A Novel of the Dawn Land. (Abnaki Indians). 310 pp. University Press of New England. ISBN: 0874518814 (158465015X pbk). (pbk 291)

The time is ten thousand years ago and the place is the shores of Lake Champlain, a land inhabited by Abenaki communities who hunt, gather, and follow the cycles of their unspoiled natural world in relative harmony. Joseph Bruchac uses this setting not just to spin a compelling adventure yarn but also to re-create the cultural, social, and spiritual systems of these pre-contact Native Americans. In this third novel of his trilogy about the 'people of the dawnland,' the lake they call Petonbowk -- 'the waters between' Vermont's Green Mountains and New York's Adirondacks -- holds both sustenance and danger, and Young Hunter is called upon to confront a dual menace. A 'deepseer' or shaman, he must use his full powers first to comprehend the threats and then to defeat them. The lake, it seems, holds a huge water-snake monster that makes it impossible to reap the waters' bountiful harvest of fish and game. And, worse, a tortured outcast, Watches Darkness, has turned against his tribe and is using his deepseer's knowledge to perpetrate horrible acts of senseless evil: he destroys whole villages out of sheer malevolence; he literally eats his victims' hearts to absorb their powers; he kills his own grandmother without remorse.
Buff, Mary and Conrad Buff. 1966. Kemi An Indian boy before the white man came. 90 pp. [Los Angeles]. Ward Ritchie Press.
The story of Kemi, a boy of the Indian Stone Age, is the story of countless boys who once lived in a pleasant land later called California. This book tells of life among the Indians who lived on the California mainland and traded with others who came from the offshore islands hundreds of years before Columbus and before Juan Cabrillo found shelter in a harbor on what is now known as Catalina Island...
Burr, Hanford Montrose [1864-1941]. 1912. Around the Fire: Stories of Beginnings. illustrated by old wood-cuts. 238 pp. 17.5 cm, (yellow paper, brown ink), New York: 124 East 28th Street; London: 47 Paternoster Row, E.C. ©1912 the International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations (YMCA). (1914, 1921, 1925) *

1. The Fire Spirit
2. The First Potter
3. The First Gang
4. The First Chief
5. The Smoke Way
6. The First Milkman

  7. Rang, the Red Man
  8. Rang of the Thinking Hand
  9. The First Sailor
10. The Garden of Ulma
11. Let, the First Artist
12. Sax, the First Musician

13. The Call of the Great Water
14. The Story of Lup
15. The Wooing of Senna
16. Hun, the Hunter of White Men
17. The Lake Dwellers
18. How Men Found the Great Spirit

_____. 1923. Cave Boys. 200 pp. 19.5 cm, New York, 347 Madison Avenue. Association Press (The International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations). (author of Donald McRea, Around the Fire. etc.) ´*

Seven stone-age stories, including those of boys with "handicaps" who rose to lead their tribes or save the day...

I. Hu, the Healer
II. Ack, the Slinger
III. Eck, the Horseman
IV. Rune, the Questioner
V. Og, the Wizard
VI. Sing, the Story Teller
VII. Pinx, Maker of Pictures

Burroughs, Edgar Rice [1875-1950]. (1913-17) 1925. The Cave Girl. . (first as two serialized novellas in All-Story magazine, Jul-Aug-Sept 1913 (The Cave Girl) and All-Story Weekly 1917: Mar 31, Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 21, (The Cave Man)). 323 pp. 1st edition, Chicago. A.C. McClurg. ISBN: 0940724014.ˆ*
The adventures of Waldo Smith-Jones, a frail, intellectual, Boston blue-blood youth, swept overboard in a storm to find himself on a tropical island peopled by primitive savages, his love for the beautiful cave-girl Nadara, and his development into Thandar, king of the wild men.

_____. (1914) 1925. The Eternal Lover. . (orig. published in Frank A. Munsey's All-Story Weekly, Mar. 7, 1914, and as Sweetheart Primeval, in All-Story Cavalier Weekly, 1915: Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13). 316 pp. 1st edition, Chicago. A.C. McClurg. ISBN: 0345378350. (Grosset & Dunlap, 1925, 1926; as The Eternal Savage, Ace, pbk 1963) ´*

While visiting Lord and Lady Greystoke at their African estate, an American girl falls into the most astonishing science-fiction adventure. By a quirk in Time, a white-skinned savage from the Stone Age is thrust forward to modern days long enough to meet her and bring her back to his own world of cave people, saber-tooth tigers, and prehistorical wilderness. This is the story of Nu of the Niocene and Victoria Custer of Nebraska, USA -- two human beings pitted against the world of the primeval past.

× _____. 1918 (1924). The Land that Time Forgot. (The Land that Time Forgot, The People that Time Forgot, Out of Time's Abyss: 3 vols). 422 pp. 1st edition, Chicago. A.C. McCluirg. ISBN: 0803261543.ˆ*

Not prehistoric man. From the submarine-infested oceans of World War I -- to the primeval jungles of Caspak, where men of today are pitted against the mighty monster-lizards and bestial submen of forgotten ages...

× _____. 1919. Tarzan the Terrible. 305 pp. 1st edition, New York. Grosset and Dunlap.ˆ

Not prehistoric man.

× _____. 1937. Back to the Stone Age. At the Earth's Core (1914), Pellucidar (1915), Tanar of Pellucidar (1930), Tarzan at the Earth's Core (1937), Land of Terror (1944), Savage Pellucidar (1942). 318 pp. 1st edition, E.R. Burroughs, Inc. ISBN: 0345366719. (published in __ magazine, 1935, as "Seven Worlds to Conquer") ˆ*

Not prehistoric man. Five hundred miles beneath the surface of the Earth lies a world of eternal day and endless horizons, in which dinosaurs still roam and cavemen hunt and terrors forgotten in the outer world still survive.

Bush, Timothy. 1995. Grunt!: The Primitive Cave Boy. illustrated by Timothy Bush. col. ill (Reading level: Ages 4-8). 32 pp. 28.7 cm, 1st edition, New York. Crown Pub. ISBN: 0517799677 (trade) 0517799685 (lib. bdg).
Possibly the worst hunter in prehistoric Europe, Grunt is a failure when it comes to providing food for his tribe--but soon he discovers a skill far greater than any weapon. From bears to bison, whatever Grunt draws comes to life. The more he draws, the more the tribe wants. Then one day, the magic disappears. Can the artist save the day with one last drawing? Full color.
Butterworth, Ben. 1973. Trog in Trouble. 32 pp. Methuen Educ. (June 7, 1973). ISBN: 978-0423496703.

_____. 1973. Trog and his axe. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog #1), UK. Methuen Educational Ltd.

_____. 1973. Trog makes a trap. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog #3), UK. Methuen Educational Ltd.

_____. 1973. Grandpa and the horse. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog #5), UK. Methuen Educational Ltd. (1976, Arnold-Wheaton; 1981 (4th); 1990, Nelson pbk.)

_____. 1976. Grandpa the birdman. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog), UK. Arnold-Wheaton (pbk).

_____. 1976 (?). Trog and the fire. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog), UK.

_____. 1977. Grandpa's horse race. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog), UK. Arnold-Wheaton (pbk).

_____. 1993 (3rd). Grandpa plays hide and seek. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog), UK. Nelson Thornes Ltd (July 1993). ISBN: 978-0174100065.

_____. 1981 (4th). Trog and the dog. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog), UK.

_____. 1981 (4th). Grandpa has a swim. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. (That Boy Trog), UK.

_____. 1983. Trog and the tree house. illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. [16] pp. 22 cm, (That Boy Trog), Leeds, UK. Arnold-Wheaton.

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