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Jackson, Charles. 1986. Cave Boy. illustrated by Ray Mutimer. 112 pp. 18 cm, A Reading Well paperback, Bothell, Washington 90811. The Wright Group, 18916 North Creek Parkway, No. 2-107. ISBN: 1-55624-383-9. (first published in UK, 1986, E.J. Arnold & Son, Ltd., Parkside Lane, Dewsbury Road, Leeds, England) *
When the earth trembles and danger threatens, Juk the cave boy and Ooni the lake maiden venture forth into the unknown. Facing the harsh reality of a world where every day brings a new menace and only the fit survive, this story charts their voyage of danger and discovery.

_____. 2006. Juk, the Cave Boy; (and Ooni the Lake Girl). 121 pp. 21 cm, Matador, UK. Leicester. ISBN: 1905237944.

Jenkins, Mildred. 1951. Before The White Man Came - A Story of Life Among Pacific Northwest Indians. illustrated by Will D. Jenkins. 169 pp. 20 cm, Portland. Binfords & Mort. (2nd printing 1956, & pbk)

Prehistoric life of Pacific Northwest tribes, seen through the eyes of two Native children...
Jensen, Johannes Vilhelm [1873-1950]. (1923) 1923. Fire and Ice. translated from the Danish by Arthur G. Chater. Det tabte Land and Bræen. Book I: Fire. Book II: Ice. 294 pp. New York. Alfred A. Knopf. (1922: Macmillan, Toronto; New York: A. Knopf, 1945) ´

_____. (1923) 1923. The Cimbrians. translated from the Danish by Arthur G. Chater. Norne-Gæst and Cimbrernes Tog. Book I: Norna Gest. Book II: The Cimbrians - Part I: In Jutland. Part II: The Raid. 340 pp. 20 cm, New York. Alfred A. Knopf.´

_____. (1933) 1945. The Long Journey. Introduction by Francis Hackett. translated from the Danish by Arthur G. Chater. Fire and Ice; The Cimbrians; Christopher Columbus. 680 pp. 19.5 cm, Nobel Prize Edition, New York. Alfred A. Knopf. (one-volume edition: 1933, Knopf) ´*

The Plot:
To the north-east of Sealand the long promontory of Kullen thrusts out from Skoane into the open sea, where the Sound passes into the Cattegats a broken rocky outline which has a strange look to one accustomed to the lowlands, taking his thoughts back to other epochs. It is an ancient line, which seems to resemble an upturned face with vague, eternal features, the face of Time.
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Johanson, Donald C. and Kevin O'Farrell [1945-]. 1990. Journey from the dawn: life with the world's first family. ill., bibliog. xviii, 123 pp. 27 cm, 1st edition, New York. Villard Books. ISBN: 0394580842.*
An account of the life of a small A. afarensis band. Well illustrated, with many explanatory notes and photos of fossils and living apes to support their reconstruction of australopithecine behaviour.(Foley)
Jones, Neil R(onald) [1909-1988]. 1933. Martian and Troglodyte. in: Amazing Stories 8 (May 1933): 124-141.

"...concerns a visit by advanced Martians to paleolithic Earth, where they rescue an "advanced" pair of lovers from their brutish fellow tribesmen and install them in a place where they will be able to found the modern human line." Nicholas Ruddick, The Fire in the Stone
Jones, Paul A.. 1953. Blue Feather: A Story of Prehistoric Indian Life Based on a Navajo Legend. 171 pp. Lyons, KS. Prairie Publishers.*
IN CHACO CANYON in northwestern New Mexico, some 60 miles from any railroad, running stream or highway worthy of the name, are the ruined pueblos of a race that has vanished. It left no written records on stone, clay or papyrus and whether or not its blood still courses in the veins of any existing native tribe or tribes no man knows. It is believed, through a study of the tree rings of ancient timbers taken from the ruins, that the inhabitants of Chaco settled there at least 1,000 years ago and have been gone for about 700 years. The tree rings and meagre skeletal remains indicate the tribe departed in a body and due to a mounting continuance of devastating drouth rather than on account of the ravages of some contagious disease or the onslaughts of an armed foe... more...
Jordan, Sherryl [1949-]. 1990. Rocco [US title: A Time of Darkness] 1991 AIM Book of the Year. 246 pp. 32 cm, NZ. Ashton Scholastic Inc. ISBN: 0590433628. (1992: Scholastic pbk ISBN: 0590433628; 1994 Scholastic pbk as Rocco, 246pp ISBN: 1--86943-092-1)

A teenage boy with unusual powers faces the challenge of his life when he's transported to a primitive society.In a time-travel fantasy, young Rocco Makepeace is propelled from his normal life into a cave-dwelling society set in the future. As he grows to love the kindly people, he also begins to accept his future with them. But his abrupt return home forces him to examine his responsibilities to his family and the world. A promising first novel, although the portrayal of its idealistic, primitive society is not quite convincing. — ©1991 The Horn Book, Inc.

_____. 1994. Wolf Woman. 162 pp. New York. Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN: 0395709326. (Dell pbk, 1996, ISBN: 0440219698)

Sixteen-year-old Tanith, raised by wolves and adopted as a young child by Chief Ahearn, knows that her black hair and glowing eyes make her an outsider in the golden-haired clan. Her tribe fears the wolves and brutally hunts and slaughters them, but Tanith is comforted by the beasts and drawn by their howls. When Ahearn is wounded and unable to lead his people, Tanith must choose among the unhappy but familiar world of her clan, a growing fondness for a young warrior of a neighboring tribe, and the lure of the wolf pack.
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Joseph, James. 1997. Shadow of the Serpent. 424 pp. 21.5 cm, pbk. A Coyote Moon Story, Brunswick, ME. Audenreed Press. ISBN: 1-879418-80-0.*
Sequannah is a young warrior of the Minnecou clan. He and his people summer in the northern plains and mountains, but head south to spend the winter in warmer climes. During a summer journey in the north, Sequannah and the Minnecou are forced to join forces with the Paccus, a rival clan. A brutal, warlike tribe known as the Snake People is creating an empire of evil and bloodshed as they grow in power, consuming lands and enslaving other peoples in a voracious quest for more power and wealth.
The Minnecou and Paccus are in the path of this spreading menace and their whole existence as proud societies is threatened. Although they have different languages, customs and attitudes, the Minnecou and the Paccus forge an uneasy alliance to resist the Snake People. Sequannah, his father, sister, and others of his clan are confronted with challenges and decisions they had never before dreamed of facing...
Jul. 2012. Silex and the City 3: Le Néolithique, c'est pas automatique. French. 48 pp. Dargaud (31 août 2012). ISBN: 2205068164.
Le Néolithique, c'est pas automatique est le 3e tome de Silex and the City, une série dans laquelle Jul raconte le présent à la mode préhistorique pour mieux se jouer de l'actualité.
Dans ce 3e album de Silex and the City Le Néolithique, c'est pas automatique , on découvre les ancêtres des agences de notation. On tremble face à la concurrence de l'Homme de Pékin. On s'enthousiasme pour « l'évolution du Jasmin » et on manifeste contre les expulsions des espèces défavorisées avec le « Réseau évolution sans frontières ». On invente les réseaux sociaux avec « Flèchebook ». Et quand le volcan explose, le spectre de Fukushima se profile à travers les âges, malgré la communication rassurante d'EDF (Énergie du feu). Serions-nous, comme le prédit le fameux « calendrier lémurien », à la veille de la fin du monde, annoncée pour l'année 40012 avant Jésus-Christ ?
Ce 3e épisode de Silex and the City confirme ce que laissaient pressentir les deux premiers : oui, l'actualité peut faire rire... grâce à la bande dessinée !
Jupo, Frank. 1948. Mickey and the Stone Age. prehistoric?. London. Collins.

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Kane, Doug and Christy Wood. 2008. Ariel's Journey. The Ice Horse Adventures Book 1. 168 pp. (November 1, 2008), Blue Ink Press. ISBN: 0981723403 (978-0981723402).

Ariel's Journey: The Icehorse Adventures is the story of a group of friends gong on a camping trip with the famous and hardy horses of Iceland. Their riding and camping trip soon goes awry as they are tossed back in time by nearly a millennium. The girls are faced with an overwhelming challenge and conflict, facing possible death and potentially something more scary - love. Ariel's Journey is a charming fantasy for preteen fantasy readers who have a love for horses. --Midwest Book Review, January 2009
Kavasch, E. Barrie. 2005. Sacred Cave: a novel set in America's prehistoric southeast. 304 pp. pbk, ASJA Press. ISBN: 0595358845.
Sacred Cave is the first book in an extraordinary new adventure series set 5,000 years ago in the lush Southeast. Five generations of mystical Algonquian Indian women lead their people into a changing world dominated by wildly destructive forces. They know the "power of dreams" and use this mystical pathway to take their tribe to safety time and time again.
Encounter an astonishing cast of unforgettable characters that learn to run with wolves, make masks, build immense mounds, communicate with the Spirit World, and make beautiful music.
Experience raw, natural passions, and ancient puberty rites and rituals. Survive an extraordinary alligator hunt in the mystical Okefenokee Swamp, and return again to the sanctuary of the Sacred Cave, the womb of Mother Earth, where the People are safe. Explore vivid shamanic journeys deep within the Crystal Cave, where the tribal shamans go to learn the future and discover new rituals.
Kelleher, Victor [1939-]. 1996. Fire Dancer. Australian Children's Book of the Year Award: (older readers) 1997. 310 pp. 21 cm, pbk, Ringwood, Victoria 3134, Australia. Penguin Books Australia, Ltd. ISBN: 0670871117.*
Many millenia ago, in our timeline, a race of humans called the Neanderthal died out. No one knows why. But whatever the cause, all trace of Neanderthal life suddenly ended, their culture gone — vanquished or absorbed.
It is into this culture that Ivan and Josie, two people from the twenty-first century, are suddenly flung. They are totally unprepared, in a totally alien world, and theirs is a journey of fear and survival...
Kensett, Percy F.. 1925. The Amulet of Tarv. A Romance of the South Downs 1,000 Years B.C. "A Vivid Tale of the Living Past".. vii, 268 pp. 19 cm, Cheltenham and 43, 45, 47 Kingsway, London W.C.2. Edward J. Burrow & Co., Ltd.´*

from the dustjacket:
A fascinating romance of two worlds, telling how the discovery of an amulet enabled the finder to establish communication with the Britain of 3,000 years ago.
The powerful, descriptive style of the author carries us away, despite ourselves, out of the modern world of realities to the dim, uncertain days of our early history.
The book offers a powerful commentary upon the conditions governing modern civilisation and compares them with the prevalent pre-historic ideas.
The story will have an irresistible appeal not only to those who like adventure, but to antiquarian and psychic alike.
Kernaghan, Eileen [1939-]. 1980. Journey to Apriloth. Vol. 1 of the The Grey Isles Trilogy (Songs from the Drowned Lands, The Sarsen Witch). 439 pp. New York. Ace.

Journey of a young man from Britain to the mouth of the Euphrates at the time of the building of Stonehenge.
A well wrought sword (or in this case, axe)-and-sorcery tale set in the ancient past in what is recognizably Europe and the Middle East. Young Nhiall, a novice priest in old Britain, is given a jewel carved in runes he can't read and asked to deliver it to the priests at Aprilioth. It's a very long journey, with many detours. Nhiall is enslaved, trained as a horsemaster, falls in love many times, trains a prince and saves his life, fights in some great battles, and learns some spiritual mysteries before he finally reaches his goal.
Kerr, Philip. 1996. Esau. New York. Henry Holt (1997). ISBN: 0671019929.

Abominable snowmen, downed satellites, Pakistan and India on the threshold of war--Philip Kerr packs his latest novel with one thrill after another. It begins at the top, or at least very near it. Just as Jack Furness makes it within striking distance of a forbidden Himalayan mountain summit, all hell breaks loose. An enormous avalanche kills his partner (not to mention his Sherpa party further down the mountain) and traps Jack in a cave. There he finds the skull that become the focal point of Esau. Once down from the mountain, Jack takes the skull to Dr. Stella Swift, his former lover and a paleontologist. She recognizes in it a "missing link," an alternative line of hominid development: the Yeti. This discovery inspires another expedition up the killer mountain, but this time the danger doesn't come from nature alone: the U.S. military has planted among the climbers an agent whose mission is to recover a downed satellite ... at any cost. (Amazon)
Kilian, Crawford [1941-]. 1982. Eyas. 354 pp. 17 cm, pbk, New York. Bantam. ISBN: 1583481168 (0-553-25371-9). (1998: Toexcel/luniverse.Com, 357pp pbk) *

Through the long centuries of humanity's twilight, the People of Longstrand lived in peace and harmony with nature, under the protection of their goddess from the sea. Then she put her mark upon a raven-haired child who would alter their destiny forever -- EYAS, nestling of the hawk.
EYAS is an epic saga of a god-haunted hero who heralded a new age. Who revived the long-lost arts of war to defend his people. Whose awesome powers defied even death itself to reclaim humanity's ancient heritage.
Kilworth, Garry. 1979 (1985). Split Second. 230 pp. 17 cm, pbk, New York. Popular Library. ISBN: 0-445-20114-2.*
When Richard Levan's father found the bones of Cro-Magnon Man on Cyprus, it was a dream come true. And Paul Levan was going to make that dream a reality for his son and the rest of the world via thge Wiederhaus Repeater -- the unique archaeological tool which could create hologram images of prehistory, recreating the energies within ancient bones. Little did the scientist know that his great discovery might be Richard's doom., For as the image of a cave boy took form before his eyes, Richard reached out to this long-dead ancestor -- and for a single second past and present touched, catapulting Richard on a journey through time and into the body of a prehistoric boy...
Kinder, Stephen. 1902. The Sabertooth. A Romance of Put-in-Bay. illustrated by John Clitheroe Gilbert. 270 pp. 20 cm, Chicago. Laird & Lee (LOC PZ3.K575S).´


An amiable, if unspectacular, piece of fiction: part dime novel adventure about smugglers, part romantic melodrama, part fantasy, part detective story, part regionalistic sight-seeing tour. The fantasy element posits the survival in the upper Midwest of a caveman from the last ice age. The strange old man, known to the inhabitants of the resort island as Old Stone for his implacable and ancient demeanor, has been there, living in a hidden network of caverns, since before the first white settler arrived. He is said to be addicted to strong liquors and opium. He falls into trances every now and then. With his skin, hair and rags all blending together, his ancient, faded appearance causes the narrator of the novel to compare him to a fossil -- which is quite literally what he turns out to be. He is also a kind of Wandering Jew figure, punished for an ancient act of cannibalism (of his own children) and apparently destined to continue wandering, as he survives the story's cataclysmic finale. (L.W. Currey)
King, Clive. 1963. Stig of the Dump. 156 pp. London. Penguin. ISBN: 0140301968.

Barney is a solitary 8-year-old, given to wandering off by himself. One day he falls into a disused chalk-pit, landing in a sort of cave, and meets somebody wearing a rabbit-skin and speaking in grunts. He names him Stig, they learn to understand one another and enjoy a series of adventures.


King, Kathleen [1948-]. 1983. Cricket Sings: A Novel of Precolumbian Cahokia. Bibliography: p. 158-162. ix, 162 pp. 24 cm, Athens, OH. Ohio University Press. ISBN: 0-8214-0705-8.*
The story of Cricket Sings, the elderly herbalist of Cahokia, her daughter, Doe Eyes and son-in-law Wolf Hunter, and the others, at the time of the Sun Celebration, the holiest time of the year. The Sun King must preside, but he has fallen to a deadly sickness and may not survive. Cricket Sings is called on by Eagle who will succeed him, but who cannot take his place at the ceremony unless his father is dead. What can she do to make the situation right? With the death of a Sun King, many maidens will be sacrificed to accompany him on his journey... perhaps even her own daughter will be taken. The omens are many and frightening, as Cricket Sings tells her many stories to the People she loves...
Kipling, Rudyard [1865-1936]. 1902 (1987). How the first letter was written. Just So Stories. illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus. [32] pp. 26 cm, New York. Peter Bedrick Books. ISBN: 0872261387.
When a cave man's spear breaks while fishing, his daughter composes the world's first letter and sends it home to her mother requesting the delivery of a new spear.

_____. 1902 (1987). How the alphabet was made. Just So Stories. illustrated by Chloë Cheese. 31 pp. 26 cm, New York. Peter Bedrick Books. ISBN: 0872261360.

While on a fishing trip, a cave man and his daughter devise the first written alphabet.

_____. 1902 (1990). The Cat that Walked by Himself. Just So Stories. illustrated by Teresa O'Brien. 32 pp. 26 cm, Childs Play Intl Ltd. ISBN: 0859532763.

The story explains how woman domesticated many of the animals (horse, dog, cow) but was not successful with the ca — it was the cat's decision to come into her home... not the woman's!

_____. 1909. The Knife and the Naked Chalk. in: Harper's Monthly Dec '09. illustrated by Fernando Krahn. text. (Rewards and Fairies, Macmillan, 1910; Kipling's Fantasy, Tor 1992, 0-312-85354-8; Penguin, 1992)

Neolithic sheep herders living on the Sussex chalk, who have only flint technology and whose flocks are threatened by wolves. One of their number sacrifices an eye to learn the secret of making bronze and is hailed as the new Tyr and worshipped as a god in place of the original female goddess figure.
Kitamura, Satoshi. 2007. Stone Age Boy. Ages 4-8. 40 pp. 10/9/07, Candlewick Press. ISBN: 0763634743 (9780763634742).
Step back 15,000 years as a modern boy enters a Stone Age village and learns a few prehistoric tricks of the trade...
One day a boy falls down a hole, and an amazing thing happens — when he wakes, he’s in a camp full of people wearing animal skins! Mixing flight of fancy with prehistoric facts, Satoshi Kitamura ushers us back to a time of surprising innovation and artistic expression, shown in cave paintings visible to this day.
Kjelgaard, Jim [1910-1959]. 1951. Fire-Hunter. illustrated by Ralph Ray. see: David Drake, "Hunter Returns". 217 pp. 21 cm, (and Buccaneer Books, 1993), Holiday House. ISBN: 1568491123.*
The story of Hawk, a prehistoric man banished from his tribe for breaking tribal law by inventing a spear-thrower. He is left behind with Willow, an injured young woman abandoned by the nomadic tribe. Hawk has to invent many tools, and becomes an innovative hunter to survive the harsh world...

_____. 1960. Boomerang Hunter. illustrated by W.T. Mars. 172 pp. 21 cm, New York. Holiday House. ISBN: 0380019116. (1965: Cadmus)

A desert hunter of Australia runs away from his tribe when they want to cook and eat his pet dingo mongrel. The Aboriginal youth and his wild dog seek food for their hungry tribe whose lands are ridden with drought.
Klossner, Michael. 2006. Prehistoric Humans in Film and Television. 581 Dramas, Comedies and Documentaries, 1905-2004. bibliography, index. 322 pp. 25.5 cm, 1st edition, Jefferson, North Carolina and London. McFarland & Company Inc., Publishers. ISBN: 0-7864-2215-7.*
Early film depictions of prehistoric humans were not constrained by science; instead they most often made "cavemen" the stuff of comedy. Prehistoric humans also populated adventure-fantasy films, with the original One Million B.C. (1940) leading the charge. Not until the 1970s did accurate film accounts of prehistoric humans emerge.
This exhaustive work provides detailed accounts of more than 580 film and television productions depicting human prehistory. Included are dramas and comedies set in human prehistory; documentaries; and films and television shows in which prehistoric people somehow exist in historical periods or in extraterrestrial settings. Each entry includes full filmographic data, and critical commentary is included for many of the works.
Knight-Adkin, James Harry. 1905. The Woman-Stealers: tales of the house of the otter. xi, 213 pp. London. Isbiter & Co.´
Knowlton, J(ames) A(lbert). 1900. Origin. illustrated by C.I. Marston and Ray G. Bullock. . 339 pp. 20.2 cm, Boston. Eastern Publishing. (Microfiche. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985. Early science fiction novels; 57.) ´*


It's hard to imagine why this book was written, or how it came to be published, let alone why Greenwood decided to preserve it on microfiche. A poorly-written pseudo-religious saga beginning with Noah's ark, it appears to be the story of the origin of an evil race... the red-skinned descendants of the devil Ceiron (in contrast to the good, fair-haired, white race...) Vaguely prehistoric, unbelievable, boring, and generally offensive. If you should stumble across a copy, you'd do well to ignore it. (On the other hand, although the Marston illustrations are almost embarrassingly crude, the binding, particularly the spine, is attractive, and the author's initials are reversed.) Knowlton was also the author of "Txleama: a tale of ancient Mexico", Boston, J. G. Cupples, c.1892. Probably best to ignore that one too.
Kochert, Annie. 2000. Lineage: A Trail of Shaman. 400 pp. pbk, Spirits Talking Press. ISBN: 0970186002.
An 'early man' narrative linked to the Kennewick Man, the 9,300 - 9,700 year old skeleton found in the Columbia River (WA State) in 1996... Froom, the Kennewick Man, lived only 50 years, yet his bones lasted for thousands...long enough to reveal his ancestry to a world much different than his. Before setting foot on the American Continent, he belonged to a people with a life, a culture and a past. And his past proved dark and shady. Misled by the young shaman's spirit helper, Froom sets out to destroy the boy who he believes defiled the spirits and will soon cause the extinction of the clan.
Korolev, Nick. 2000. Kifri: The Dog Who Chose To Live With Man. ill. 126 pp. pbk, Xlibris Corporation. ISBN: 0738844381. (1995: Thunder Mountain Press (online edition))
A young Bushman boy in prehistoric Africa, boy decides that he is going to tame the Bush Thing, a wild dog, to be his hunter and companion. No one can tame a wild dog, his friends and parents told him. But one boy's courage changed the course of history for man and "man's best friend" forever.
1995: Chapter 1 was available for download on the WWW at one time, with this notice: "This book is currently going through its last revision before being published by Antheneum Books for Young Readers, a division of Simon & Schuster." "Kifri" was not included in the title at that time.
Kotzwinkle, William [1938-]. 1970. Elephant Boy; a story of the stone age. illustrated by Joe Servello. (by the author of "ET"). 43 pp. 29 cm, New York. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN: 0374320136.´*
"A Story of the Stone Age... where gods move in fire and stars, and the skills learned in play mean survival. A boy encounters this primitive world, feeling his way into its cycles and rituals. He hunts and fishes with his father, assists the old cave painter, visits the holy shrine. Share his wonder at the useful, often threatening animals everywhere, animals that can inspire a boy's dream, and help him earn his name."

full-page pictures with short text.

Kubert, Joe. 2001. Tor - Volume 1. 144 pp. Joe Kubert Library, Vol. 1. (July 1, 2001), DC Comics. ISBN: 1563897814 (978-1563897818).
Tor in Wikipedia. (the St. John comics from the 1950s, DC's 1975 Tor #1-6, and the 1993 Marvel/Epic miniseries Tor #1-4)
DC's June '75 - Apr '76 #1-6:

_____. 2002. Tor - Volume 2. 144 pp. Joe Kubert Library, Vol. 2. (Oct. 1, 2002), DC Comics. ISBN: 1563898306 (978-1563898303).

Tor in Wikipedia. (the St. John comics from the 1950s, DC's 1975 Tor #1-6, and the 1993 Marvel/Epic miniseries Tor #1-4)
Epic Comics (Marvel's Adult Line) June, 1993 (3/4)

_____. 2004. Tor - Volume 3. 168 pp. Joe Kubert Library Vol. 3 (Sept. 1, 2004), DC Comics. ISBN: 1563899981 (978-1563899980).

Vintage Kubert is on display in a lavish series reprinting the entire run of Tor, Kubert's contribution to the array of ersatz Tarzans that mushroomed in the 1950s. What distinguished Tor was that it was set "a million years ago," so the character fought dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts rather than lions and apes. The third, concluding volume of the series features a story proposed as a newspaper strip in the 1960s and a lengthy 1993 tale in which Tor saves his tribe from subhumans who resemble a cross between the Flintstones and the hillbillies from Deliverance. Tor's life seemingly consists of one epic battle after another; plot and characterization are minimal. All the better to show off Kubert's dynamic capability for portraying action! Of course, Tor has never looked nearly this good before. Presentation and price may seem excessive for these simple, rather silly tales, but dyed-in-the-wool Kubert fans will be delighted to finally get their hands on these long unavailable works. Gordon Flagg Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

_____. 2009. Tor: A Prehistoric Odyssey. 160 pp. March 24, 2009, DC Comics. ISBN: 1401221483 (978-1401221485).


Kubert, who began drawing comics as a teenager in the early 1940s, created the prehistoric hero Tor in 1953 and, since he retained legal rights to the character, has periodically revived the caveman. In the latest rendition, Tor, shunned by his clan for his more-evolved appearance and intelligence, wanders into a hidden valley in which he saves a beastlike child from sacrifice and finds a group of fellow outcasts. Most of the subsequent story consists of Tor’s battles to protect the child and his own newly acquired mate from threats ranging from an underground tribe of giants and a many-tentacled sea creature to vicious raptors and a pack of apelike trolls. Apparently, life in Tor’s era is pretty much one epic brawl after another. Fortunately, that’s the sort of thing that Kubert excels at, more powerfully now that he’s 82 than ever. ... --Gordon Flagg
Kubert, Joe and Norman Maurer. 1953. 1,000,000 Years Ago! [Tor #1]. St. John.

Tor #1 in Wikipedia. (Tor in "Dawn", 11 pages + 1 extra page, 11-page reprint in DC's Tor #2; "Danny Dreams", 7 pages, reprinted in DC's Tor #2.)

 "As a red glow streaks the east... As the croaking and screaming of animals in triumph and agony shake the canyon walls... A man stretches and rises. His keen eyes scan the horizon. He belongs to a tribe of mountain people. His strength far surpasses that of man today, for his very life depends on the power in his arms!
 But in his mind are a million questions . And in his inquiring mind lies the factor that distinguishes him from all the other beasts! His words are few... but his thoughts are many!
  'The fireball in the sky rises. The rushing water will have many fish.'"

_____. 1953. Tor and Chee-Chee of 1,000,000 Years Ago [Tor #2a]. in: 3-D Comics #1 (Oct. 1953). St. John.


Tor #2a in Wikipedia. ("Tor" 8 pages; "Fire", 6 pages; "Imagine", 3 pages, both reprinted in DC's Tor #6.)

_____. 1953. Tor and Chee-Chee of 1,000,000 Years Ago [Tor #2b]. in: 3-D Comics #2 (Nov. 1953). St. John.


Tor #2b in Wikipedia. ("Killer Man", 6 pages, reprinted in DC's Tor #4; "Giant-One", 10 pages + 2 extra pages, reprinted in DC's Tor #5; "The Run-Away".)

_____. 1954. Tor in the World of 1,000,000 Years Ago [Tor #3]. in: Tor #3 (May 1954). St. John.


Tor #3 in Wikipedia. ("Isle of Fire", 11 pages reprinted in DC Tor 3; "Black Valley", 9 pages. reprinted in DC's "Tor" #4 with 1 extra page; "Danny Dreams", by Alex Toth.)

_____. 1954. Tor in the World of 1,000,000 Years Ago [Tor #4]. in: Tor #4 (July 1954). St. John.


Tor #4 in Wikipedia. ("Red Death", 10 pages; "Last Chance", 4 pages; "Great Wolf", 7 pages.)

_____. 1954. Tor in the World of 1,000,000 Years Ago [Tor #5]. in: Tor #5 (Oct. 1954). St. John.


Tor #5 in Wikipedia. ("Falling Fire", 10 pages; "Murder", 4 pages; "Man-Beast", 7 pages.)
Kubni(c)k, Henri [1912-1991]. 1984. Dji la magicienne. French. Flamboyante, JC Lattès.´
new title for "La grande déesse".
Kummer, Frederic Arnold [1873-1943]. 1922. The First Days of Man, as Narrated Quite Simply for Young Readers. First volume of The Earth's Story. xvi, 293 pp. 20 cm, New York. George H. Doran Company.´*

CHAPTER VII: RA MAKES A NEW SPEAR
Ra lived with his mother and father and several brothers and sisters in a cave high up among the rocks, and because his father was lame, Ra had to do most of the work for the family. He knew how to say a number of words, queer little cries and grunts that meant things, and the hair on his body was not as thick and Shaggy as Adh's had been. The Ape-People had been living in caves, protected from the weather, for a long time now, and as they did not need so much hair to keep them warm, the great law of Nature we have heard about before, had begun to take their hair away from them. But it was not until Man began to wear clothes that he really lost his coat of hair...
Kurtén, Björn [1924-1988]. (1978) 1980. Dance of the Tiger: A Novel of the Ice Age. introduction by Stephen Jay Gould. translated from the Swedish Den Svarta Tigern by Björn Kurtén. 255 pp. 21.5 cm, 1st, New York. Pantheon Books. ISBN: 0520202775 (0-394-51267-7). (University of California Press, 1995, 225pp pbk; 1995 Review by Danny Yee) *

jacket: Wendell Minor

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Life 35,000 years ago, when two completely different species of human beings existed. This is the story of Tiger, son of the Chief of a peaceful village of Homo sapiens hunters, and his passion to avenge his people. The only survivor of a savage attack against his tribe, Tiger roams the landscapes of Ice Age Europe, hunting mammoth and saber-tooth tiger, struggling for survival in a world of constant danger, always searching for Shelk, the brutal warrior who killed his father. more

_____. (1984) 1986. Singletusk: A Novel of the Ice Age. translated from the Swedish Mammutens Radare by Björn Kurtén. sequel to Dance of the Tiger. 211 pp. 21.5 cm, First American Edition, New York. Pantheon Books. ISBN: 0394553527.*


Wendell Minor
For Tiger -- one of the first Homo sapiens to join a Neandertal community -- life has been good: the Powers have favored him with a loving wife and family, and his village has grown in peace and security. Suddenly, however, when his brother is critically injured in a tragic accident, Tiger is forced to send his favorite son, Whitespear, into unknown territories to bring back a powerful healer. It is a quest that will propel Whitespear into worlds far beyond his experience and ruled by forces that will change his life forever. We travel with Whitespear through dangerous wildernesses and remote villages, meeting mysterious shamans and fierce tribal leaders, witnessing his growing love for two women whose very different fates will profoundly affect his own.

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Lambert, Joan Dahr. 1997. Circles of Stone: A Novel. 415 pp. New York. Pocket Books. ISBN: 0671552864 (0671552856). (and pbk, 480pp, 1999) *

In this compelling adventure, the stories of three wise women — each called Zena, yet born thousands of generations apart — unfold in a compassionate and moving saga that celebrates the remarkable growth of the human spirit.
Ranging from the African savanna more than one million years ago to the fertile shores of the Red Sea to the magnificent limestone caves of the Pyrenees mountains — where the first artists painted the firelit wonders of their existence — scene after breathtaking scene draws us into their lives as they negotiate a world they do not understand. In this world, an ostrich eggshell becomes a wondrous device for carrying water and the earth's unpheavals reveal a lush, lifesaving oasis to a starving people...

_____. 2010. Circles in the Sky. Book Two in the Mother People Series. Kindle Edition, Amazon Digital Services.

Circles in the Sky, a prehistoric novel, is a tale of adventure, a love story, and a journey of compelling drama, tragedy, passion and courage, all rolled into one. The novel begins at the end of the first book in the Mother People Series, Circles of Stone, when the young Zena huddles alone and defenseless after an earthquake traps her in a tiny cave and buries her companions. Her mother is dead, too, as are most of the others in her tribe; she knows that intuitively. Though hardly more than a child, she also knows that it is up to her, as the next Zena, to find a new home for her people and to keep the ways of the Mother alive - the ways of love and compassion and respect for the earth that sustains them..This second Zena is an appealing heroine, a girl who lives in her mind as much as her body, but she also has a unique ability to combine common sense and imagination with mystical visions of the future that come to her from the Goddess...
Lamprey, Louise. 1921. Children of Ancient Britain. illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham. 222 pp. 18.8 cm, Boston. Little, Brown & Co. (1928; and Harrap, London, 1928) *

from the dustjacket:
LONG long ago, in what we now call prehistoric days, Britain was inhabited by various tribes of people who were quite unlike one another and who lived in very different ways. Little Ruadha, or Red Head, for instance, was the daughter of a very fine fisherman, who became chief of the River People. And Yeru was the son of a head man among the Flint People, who lived in hut-circles on the hillsides, and his mother, Tua, came from the Tree People. Then there were the Ploughing People, the Shepherd People, the Marsh People, the Cave People, and the Horse People. All these tribes came to trade at the Stone of Covenant, and gradually grew to know and understand each other.
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_____. 1922. Long-Ago People. How They Lived in Britain Before History Began. illustrated by Petersham, Maud and Miska. Brown cloth hardcover, numerous black & white drawings. 226 pp. Little, Brown and Company.


Lane, Lilac. 1936. The Cave Man. A story of passion & adventure. prehistoric?. 256 pp. London. T. Werner Laurie. (London: Mellifont Press, 160pp, 1938, 1940)
Lang, Andrew [1844-1912]. 1886. The Romance of the First Radical. in: In the Wrong Paradise and Other Stories, pp 147-173. (see: Sparks: At the Intersection of Victorian Science and Fiction: Andrew Lang's 'Romance of the First Radical'). 316 pp. London. Kegan Paul, Trench. (first appeared in Fraser's Magazine; first US 1887, Harper & Brothers, NY [shown]; 1974 in Menville & Reginald, eds.: "Ancestral Voices: An Anthology of Early Science Fiction", Ayer Co. Pub) ´*
"an early example of anthropological sf, predating H.G. Wells 'A Story of the Stone Age' (1897) by more than a decade. Why-Why, a revolutionary Ice Age citizen, falls in love with Verva, asks intolerable questions of his tribe, and comes to a sad end." (ESF-JC)

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Langford, George [1876-1964]. 1920. Pic, the Weapon Maker. illustrated by the author. Introduction by Henry Fairfield Osborn, Foreword by the author. 270 pp. New York. Boni & Liveright. (2nd printing, Nov. 1921) ´*


from the dustjacket:
In this volume, the first of a new series, Mr. Langford, a thorough student of the subject, bases his fascinating story upon the facts that science knows of primitive men and of the world that antedates history. Through these pages wander Pic, the Weapon Maker, and his friends, the Hairy Mammoth and the Woolly Rhinoceros. Thrilling adventures with cave men, and with cave lions, buffaloes, and other great beasts, make this an absorbing tale. The accuracy of its setting and the sympathy of its interpretation of that strange Europe of which it tells is sealed by the introduction by Henry Fairfield Osborn, Director of the American Museum of Natural History.

_____. 1921. Kutnar, Son of Pic. illustrated by George Langford. "Long ages ago series". 222 pp. 19 cm, New York. Boni and Liveright. (also: Stories of the first American Animals, Boni & Livright 1923) ´*


from the dustjacket of the 1921 edition of Pic:
The second volume in the Long Ages Ago Series is just as thrilling and rich in incident as "Pic." Here you meet again Pic, the robust, active, playful friend of the Hairy Mammoth and the Woolly Rhinoceros-a cave-man hero, not the movie variety of caveman, but the real thing. The scene is the same as in "Pic," the Europe of twenty-five thousand years ago, and the incidents are based upon scientific facts. The books are not conceived in the spirit of many juveniles doling out dry, unpalatable instruction under a sugar-coating of artificial romance-but all the wealth of real adventure in which real creatures play upon a stage built upon the facts of science is here offered to you and your children in a fantastic and a delightful form. (complete Google Books text here)

_____. 1922. The Mammoth Man. (slightly abridged, magazine edition of "Kutnar, Son of Pic"). in: American Boy, February-May 1922, Volume 23, No. 4 -7 (full text). illustrated by Ernest Fuhr.


THOUSANDS of years before the times that histories record, the earth was inhabited by giant animals, primitive men with hairy bodies, rough weapons and homes in mountain caves. THE MAMMOTH MAN is a story of those ancient days. It tells of a fierce tribe of man-eating cave men who live in the gloomy recesses of Castillo, in Northern Spain, ruled by Totan, their giant hetman. It tells also of a race of brave, clear-eyed hunters who dwell in the pleasant valley of the Vezere River in Northern France, ruled by Pic, the revered "Mammoth Man" and maker of fine flints for weapons marvelous to other primitive people. It tells of Hairi, the mammoth, and Wulli, the woolly rhinoceros —faithful friends of Pic, and of Kutnar, his son. Gonch, the Muskman, a crafty schemer of the Castilian tribe, travels to the valley to capture the maker of wonderful flints, gaining hospitality with pretense of friendship. Caught spying, he is ordered away. Gonch also incurs the enmity of Hairi and Wulli by a cowardly attack when Hairi is caught in a bog. Because Kutnar also knows the secret of making the sharp flints, Gonch on leaving the valley lures the boy away with him by means of lies. Pic, discovering their tracks, starts in pursuit astride Hairi, the mammoth. ...

_____. 1954. Senrac The Lion Man. Adventures of a boy in the Stone Age. illustrated by George and Sydne Langford. 218 pp. 21 cm, 1st ed., New York. Liveright.´*


From the dustjacket:
Here is fascinating history and amazing adventure — the kind that youth is always searching for. You will live with Senrac, the Lion Man in the Stone Age as a member of the primitive village from which this exciting story unfolds.
Senrac, when a baby, was stranded together with a lion cub on a floating island. Strongly attracted to the foundling, his finders adopt him and return to their village with both boy and cub, whose closeness to each other grows as they both grow.
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Lasky, Kathryn. 2000. First Painter. illustrated by Rocco Baviera. 40 pp. New York. Dorling Kindersley Pub. ISBN: 0789425785.
"The moon of the Singing Grass has come and gone three times and still there is no rain." Mishoo's prehistoric clan is starving; her little sister's arms are like twigs. Her mother, a Dream Catcher, once spoke with spirits. Now she is a spirit herself and tells a sleeping Mishoo: "You are Dream-Catcher. You must go to the cave of the She-Tiger." There Mishoo discovers rock that comes alive with sliding shadows. Something stirs in her, and she begins to create images on the cave walls-images of galloping horses, fighting rhinoceros, bison, and more. In each moment of inspiration she wonders, "Am I catching spirits or being caught myself?" Leaving the cave, she discovers clouds moving like mammoths across the sky. Her dream has caught; her clan is saved. But something more has happened in this imagined story of how the first cave paintings came to be. A young girl has become an artist.
Lauring, Palle [1909-1996]. (1964) 1964. The Stone Daggers. translated from the Danish by Ruth M. Herberg. illustrated by Ib Spang Olsen. 160 pp. New York. Macmillan. ISBN: B0007E61QQ.
Thirteen-year-old Ulv and his twin sister Gerd live in Denmark at the beginning of the Bronze Age.
Le Roy, Grégoire [1862-1941]. 2009. Brother Levrai's Strange Adventure.
In a scathing depiction of the Roman Catholic church's subversion of science, Le Roy tells of a priest's discovery of the last surviving members of a 'missing link' species. However, his superiors understand that his discovery must be suppressed at all cost.
Grégoire Le Roy (1862-1941): Grégoire Le Roy was a member of the Ghent group of Belgian Symbolist writers whose name is often encountered in connection with Maeterlinck, Rodenbach and Verhaeren.. He is known especially for his collections of poems titled. La Chanson du Soir (1887), Mon coeur pleure d'autrefois (1889) and Le Rouet et la Besace, the latter illustrated by himself, and dealing with the sufferings of the poor. La Couronne des Soirs (1911), Contes d'apres Minuit (1913) and Joe Trimborn (1913) are collections of short stories.
Lebrun, Françoise [1944-]. (1984) 1985. The Days of the Cave People; Living in another time. translated from the French Au temps des cavernes by Christopher Sharp. illustrated by Ginette Hoffman [1955-]. 42, [5] pp. 26 cm, Silver Burdett, Morristown NJ. Silver Burdett. ISBN: 0382091280 (lib. bdg.).
Meruti, a young cave dweller, hunts with the men of his tribe and observes how weapons and tools are made. Sections of the story alternate with brief factual information on aspects of prehistoric life.
Leinster, Murray [1896-1975] (pseudonym for William Fitzgerald Jenkins). 1949. This star shall be free. in: Super Science Stories, November 1949. (in: Groff Conklin, ed. "Invaders of Earth", pp 2-20, 1952 Vanguard; 1953, Weidenfeld Nicolson; 1955, Pocket; 1962, Digit; 1962, Tempo) *

An expedition from Antares makes contact with men of the upper Paleolithic era, and, as an experiment, introduce them to advanced weapons -- spears and bows and arrows -- and a "machine" which lets them call game, when they visualize its image. Thousands of years later the Antareans return...

L'Engle, Madeleine [1918-]. 1989. An Acceptable Time. (working name of US actress and writer Madeleine L'Engle Camp). 343 pp. 22 cm, 1st edition, New York. Farrar Straus Giroux. ISBN: 0440208149 (0374300275).*

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Polly's visit to her grandparents in Connecticut becomes an extraordinary experience as she encounters old friends and mysterious stangers and finds herself traveling back in time to play a crucial role in a prehistoric confrontation.
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Leprince, Albert. 1994. The mysterious valley. introduction by Harry Binswanger. English. translated from the French by Bill Bucko. illustrated by René Giffey. xiv, 230 pp. 29 cm, Lafayette, Colo. The Atlantean Press. ISBN: 0962685496.
Lermina, Jules. 2010. To-Ho and the Gold Destroyers. introduction by Brian Stableford. translated from the French To-Ho le Tueur d'Or by and adapted by Georges T. Dobbs. illustrated by Charles Clérice. 228 pp. Encino, CA. Black Coat Press. ISBN: 978-1-935558-34-7.

"If it is of To-Ho which you speak, child, he is more than an ape, yet less than a man--but still better than a man."
During the bloody Dutch-Aceh War in Sumatra at the end of the 19th century, 10-year-old George Villiers is about to be sacrificed by a Malay witch doctor when he is rescued by To-Ho, the member of a peaceful tribe of ape-men who secretly live hidden in the jungle. George is then raised among the ape-men, and meets a reclusive scientist who has developed a compound, phoebium, which destroys gold, hoping to save the tribe from hordes of invading prospectors who threaten their isolation…
Lewis, (Ernest Michael) Roy [1913-1996]. 1960 (1993). The evolution man; or, How I ate my father. (and Penguin, 1963, "The Evolution Man" 122pp). 213 pp. New York. Pantheon. ISBN: 0679750096 (0679427279). ("What We Did to Father", London: Hutchinson, 1960, 165pp; "Once upon an Ice Age (What We Did to Father)," London: Terra Nova, 1979, 168pp; Corgi 1989, 160pp)) ´*

Long out of print and now a number one bestseller in Europe, The Evolution Man is a novel about your basic upwardly mobile Pleistocene cave family-as they come down from trees (except for Uncle Vanya, who insists that it's the stupidest thing man ever did), dislodge a family of bears from the best cave in the neighborhood, and widen their digestive horizons to keep down things not only disgusting but disagreeable as well. Life cannot be all snails and sweetbreads.
Recorded here is the correct version of the invention of fire, the first intellectual. argument about shadows, and an eyewitness account of the first human courtship. Not since Raquel Welch donned a fur-lined bikini in One Million Years B.C. has there been such insight into that era when we spent a third of our time sleeping, a third of our time catching meat, and the whole remaining third eating it.
from the dustjacket of the 1993 Pantheon edition


Lightner, A(lice) M(artha) [1904-1988] (pseudonym for Alice Lightner (Mrs. Ernest) Hopf). 1973. Gods or Demons? 208 pp. 22 cm, New York. Four Winds Press.*

There is a sudden flash of light, a jarring shock wave... and suddenly Tom, Eli, and Sadie are catapulted back thousands of years into the mists of time.
When Eli first told his brother Tom he had invented a machine that would take them back to prehistoric times, Tom was skeptical. To be able to see what the world was like before the origin of man... to be able to go back to the dawn of history! It sounded beyond belief.

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A fan page for Robin Hobb, including her books as Megan Lindholm, interviews, photos, links... is at home-1.worldonline.nl/~wjtimmer/Robinhobb.htm
Lindholm, Megan [1952-] (pseudonym for Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden). 1988. The Reindeer People. (Margaret Ogden also writes as Robin Hobb). 268 pp. pbk, Ace Books. ISBN: 0441712339 (0441712347). (Voyager, 2001: 0007114222)

Megan Lindholm writes in the Author's Note at the end of the combined "A Saga of the Reindeer People" edition (below), that "The Reindeer People" and "Wolf's Brother" were originally written as a single book, separated for publishing expediency.

_____. 1988. Wolf's Brother. Reindeer People 2. 268 pp. pbk, Ace Books. ISBN: 0441712347 (0441712339). (pbk: 1989, Unwin Publications, UK, 236 pp; 2001, Voyager pbk, 0007114346)


The compelling sequel to The Reindeer People , a saga of magic and triumph in an ancient world. Kerlew stared at the immense stone that jutted up from the tundra. Power radiated from it like heat from a fire. It attracted the boy and filled him with fear. And then he was alone. There was a brush of sound, of dark moving shadows and then the sudden flash of a glistening eye. He pressed his palms back against the stone's rough surface and faced the night creatures that surrounded him. The magic is strong in Kerlew. Every day it grows, reaching out to the Wolf spirit that will be his guide. But the magic in Kerlew that calls to the beasts and to the spirit world also calls to Carp, the evil old shaman, who follows Kerlew and his mother, Tillu, across the frozen wastes. When he finds them, he will bind them to him, and shape Kerlew's powers for his own uses.

_____. 1988. A Saga of the Reindeer People. contains "The Reindeer People" and "Wolf's Brother". 442 pp. 21.5 cm, hardcover book club edition, New York. Guild America Books.*


(The Reindeer People and Wolf's Brother in one volume)
His father dead, young Kerlew and his mother, Tillu the healer, survive by moving from tribe to tribe. Magical promise shines within Kerlew, and the shaman Carp, recognizing the boy's gift, tries to claim both mother and son for his own. But Tillu wants no part of him; she takes her son and flees, until she and Kerlew meet the nomadic reindeer people who follow the vast herds. Welcomed by the tribe, they are all too soon caught up in a dangerous struggle between the hunter/herder Heckram, who helps Kerlew search for his true spirit friend, and the dangerously ambitious Joboam. Then Carp, too, finds the reindeer people and begins a cunning campaign to become their shaman, and to lure both Kerlew and Tillu back into his power. But Kerlew has felt the call of the Wolf spirit and now must seek the true path in a conflict between his totem and that of Carp's spirit of the Bear.
Linevski, A(leksandr Mihailovits) [1902-1985]. 1973. An Old Tale Carved Out of Stone. translated from the Russian by Maria Polushkin. Mildred L. Batchelder Award Winner - 1975. 230 pp. New York. Crown Publishing Group. ISBN: 0517502631. (2nd 1974) *
Four thousand years ago in Neolithic Siberia... When the shaman's responsibility for finding fish and game falls to seventeen-year-old Liok, he accepts it reluctantly, knowing that he has never seen Roko, Friend of the Hunters, or heard the spirit voices which are the proof of a true shaman. Relying on his own observation and ingenuity, Liok successfully finds game for the hunters, and for a while all but the elders are convinced that his power is real. Liok's unconventional ways puzzle his people, however, and when they discover a token he has carelessly lost from his necklace, Liok flees inland. more...
Llywelyn, Morgan. 1982. The Horse Goddess. 417 pp. 24 cm, Boston. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 0812555031 (0395325145).
Celts of 700 B.C. Troy is in ruin and Athens is rising. In this world, a woman whose life is celebrated in legend, meets a Scythian warrior and prince. Their stormy love affair takes them through eighth-century Europe, pursued by a mysterious Druid priest known as the "Shapechanger".

_____. 1991. Druids. Maps on lining papers. 456 pp. 25 cm, 1st edition, New York. W. Morrow. ISBN: 0804108447 (0688088198).*

"Mine was the vast dark sky and the spaces between the stars that called out to me; mine was the promise of magic." So spoke the young Celt Ainvar, centuries before the enchanted age of Arthur and Merlin. An orphan taken in by the chief druid of the Carnutes in Gaul, Ainvar's talents would lead him to master the druid mysteries of thought, healing, magic, and the sway of battle, and they would make him a soul friend -- the dazzling Prince Vercingetorix. The two youths were as different as fire and ice.
Yet Ainvar's destiny lay with Vercingetorix, the sunbright warrior-king. Together they traveled through bitter winters and starlit summers in Gaul, rallying the splintered Celtic tribes against the encroaching might of Julius Caesar and the soulless legions of Rome...
Locke, William J(ohn) [1863-1930]. 1926. The Song of Oo-oo. in: Stories Near and Far. . 302 pp. London. Bodley Head. ISBN: 0766184463 (978-0766184466). (New York: Dodd Mead, 253pp, 19cm, 1927. Kessinger Publishing 2004 268pp) ´
A collection of stories from the British author. Contents: The Son of Oo-oo; A Moonlight Effect; A Spartan of the Hills; Pontifex; An Echo of the Past; The Apostle; Ridet Olympus; The Golden Journey of Mr. Paradyne.
London, Jack [1876-1916]. (1906) 1907. Before Adam. illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull. illus., 7 col. pl., col. front., plan. vii, 242 pp. New York. Macmillan. ISBN: 1583960481. (Serialized in Everybody's Magazine,. NY, Ridgway, Vols XV-XVI, Oct. 1906-Feb. 1907; Macmillan 1906, 215pp; Collier, South Seas edition, 1907, 168pp) ´*

[First appearance in print of London's serialized Before Adam: Everybody's Magazine, New York, Ridgway. Volume XV, Oct, Nov, Dec, 1906: chapters 1-12; Volume XVI, Jan, Feb, 1907: concluding chapters 13-18.]

The subliminal memories of the life of a Mid-Pleistocene ancestor appear in the author's dreams. He arranges them after years of dreaming and reports them as a sequential narrative of the life of his primitive ancestor, Big-Tooth, his friend, Lop-Ear, Red-Eye, their nemesis, and Big-Tooth's elusive love, the Swift One. More developed than the Tree People, less developed than the Fire People who eventually drive them from their homes in the caves, they were a race without language, fire or organization...


_____. 1910. When the World was Young. in: The Saturday Evening Post 183 (Sept. 1910): 16-17, 45-49. (various short story collections, notably, The Night Born, NY. Century, 1913, 290pp; Grosset and Dunlap, 1913; Selected Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories, Fictioneer Books, 1978) ´

A modern man shines a flashlight on a bearded barbarian. The modern man is actually a thief, Dave Slotter, intent upon stealing from the vast country estate of wealthy businessman James Ward. As he walks Ward's grounds, however, Slotter stumbles upon a strange wild man and is forced to flee for his life. Little does Slotter suspect that the barbarian is Ward, who, as London's narrator says, "was two men, and chronologically speaking, these men were several thousand years or so apart." One of Ward's selves is modern, the other a "Teutonic barbarian." ...
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_____. 1911 (1914). The Strength of the Strong. in: Hampton's Magazine, Vol. 26, March, 1911 (in: The Strength of the Strong", New York: Macmillan, 1914, 257pp). ISBN: 084881083X. (also in Moon face and other stories, 1919 and after, several ed's of The Call of the Wild from 1926; Selected Sci. Fi. & Fantasy Stories, Fictioneer, 1978) ´

A Stone Age parable, of what happened when men became a tribe, and then developed a government, and thought up the idea of private land, and money, and religion...

_____. 1915. The Star Rover. ISBN: 1573926957. (UK as: "The Jacket"; Macmillan 1963, epilog by Gardner Murphy, illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher)


The remarkable forays of a prisoner, sentenced to die, as he escapes into the past and lives again in the bodies of his former incarnations. "a novel based partly on the reported revelations of one Ed Morrell, who had experienced a dissociation of mind from body under torture in San Quentin." Some prehistoric segments in the final chapters.
(Chapter 21... "I remember, oh, long ago when human kind was very young, that I made me a snare and a pit with a pointed stake upthrust in the middle thereof, for the taking of Sabre-Tooth. Sabre-Tooth, long-fanged and long-haired, was the chiefest peril to us of the squatting place, who crouched through the nights over our fires and by day increased the growing shell-bank beneath us by the clams we dug and devoured from the salt mud-flats beside us...")
Lowerison, Harry. 1906. Coo. in: From Paleolith to Motor Car; or Heacham Tales. illustrated by W. Dexter, Daw, F. Nerson, D. Buckland. frontis photo of author; 16 plates (photos and drawings). cover by S. Wray. Short stories providing a panoramic view of history from the vantage point of an English town. 209 [xiv] pp. 19 cm. London. A.J. Whiten, 258, Boro' High Street S.E. / The Clarion Newspaper Co., Ltd., 72, Fleet Street, E.C.*
  1. Coo [Paleolithic (Old Stone) Period] 1
  2. Inito's Axe [Neolithic (New Stone) Period] 29
  3. Oueena's Sacrifice [Bronze Age] 48
  4. Bretha's Penny [Roman-British] 58
  5. Hichings' Ham [Saxon Settlement] 69
  6. Ingold's Thorpe [Danish Settlement] 83
  7. Aelfun the Mason [Norman Period] 97
  8. ...

_____. 1906. Inito's Axe. in: From Paleolith to Motor Car; or Heacham Tales. illustrated by W. Dexter, Daw, F. Nerson, D. Buckland. frontis photo of author; 16 plates (photos and drawings). cover by S. Wray. Short stories providing a panoramic view of history from the vantage point of an English town. 209 [xiv] pp. 19 cm. London. A.J. Whiten, 258, Boro' High Street S.E. / The Clarion Newspaper Co., Ltd., 72, Fleet Street, E.C.*

Luard, Nicholas. 1992. Himalaya. 390 pp. London. Century. ISBN: 0708987745 (0712630066). (Arrow, Trafalgar Square, 1993)
An epic adventure of a young girl who is captured by the Himalayan yeti and becomes bound up in their lives, their conflicts and their fight for survival. The author has also written the bestselling epic adventure novel "Gondar".
Lucas, Penelope. 1991. Wilderness Moon. 396 pp. 24 cm, 1st ed., London. Bantam Press. ISBN: 0-593-02033-2.*
When vicious warriors shatter the tranquillity of the Gyaretz encampment, enslaving the men, raping the women and murdering their leader, the High Priestess Mensoon, all hope seems lost.
It is left to Injya, daughter of Mensoon, to save her people. Beautiful and fearless, Injya is a threat to the enemies of the tribe, and they are determined to destroy her. They force her into a mock marriage with the monstrous Kraa...
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Lummis, Charles F.. 1903. Poh-Hlaik, the Cave-Boy. in: St. Nicholas Magazine, Vol. XXX, October, 1903. Century Co., New York.

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MacDonald, Alan. 2010. Oi, Caveboy! (The first book in the Iggy the Urk series). illustrated by Mark Beech. 192 pp. 18 cm, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (5 April 2010). ISBN: 1408803348 (978-1408803349).
Iggy is different from the rest of his tribe, the Urks. He isn't interested in the usual things such as flint tools, hunting or boulder-rolling. He's always daubing on the walls of his cave or coming up with infuriating new ideas.
According to his dad: 'We don't need new ideas - we have plenty of old ones.' Iggy's latest invention is a primitive scootalong or Stone Age skateboard. His parents don't want him playing outside in case the neighbours complain. Besides, they have more important things to talk about: tomorrow is the Sons of Urk ceremony, when boys who come of age are accepted into the tribe as hunters.
Iggy is eager to take part, but he'll have to pass the ritual initiation test, which means facing the one thing he dreads more than anything: snakes!
Mackey, Mary. 1993. The Year the Horses Came: a novel. (Earthsong Trilogy I). xii,377 pp. 25 cm, 1st edition, San Francisco. Harper San Francisco. ISBN: 0451182987 (0062507354).*

In the year 4372 B.C. Marrah, a daughter of the peace-loving Shore People, is poised on the brink of womanhood. On the day of the sacred ceremony, a stranger is washed up by the angry sea. He is Stavan, a warrior whose people are threatening a peaceful land with violence.
As Marrah teaches him the ways of love, he warns her of the terror to come. And together they begin a journey that will take them from the cave paintings of France through European forests where lions still roam, to the vast Eastern steppes. Somehow Marrah must save her people from the masculine force bent on crushing their feminine spirit...

_____. 1995. The Horses at the Gate: a novel. (Earthsong Trilogy II). vii, 321 pp. 24 cm, 1st edition, San Francisco. Harper San Francisco. ISBN: 0451407237 (006251069X pbk.).*

In the year 4368 B.C. Marrah, daughter of the peace-loving shore people, has fled captivity from the nomad warrior horde who have a lust for carnage and conquest that is alien to her. Across a landscape of frozen steppes and trackless forests, she and her companions must evade the horsemen before they reach her beloved homeland by the sweetwater sea. Making escape even more dangerous is the presence of her lover, Stavan, who has abandoned his place of honor among the nomads to join her in her flight and ally himself with the Mother Goddess.
Marrah is forced to put her convictions and courage to the supreme test -- as she risks everything she and her people hold dear -- in a struggle that will change the prehistoric world forever.

_____. 1998. The Fires of Spring. (Earthsong Trilogy III). 378 pp. pbk, New York. Onyx Books. ISBN: 0451195892.*

The year is 4300 b.c. The place is Europe, where Eastern nomads have invaded Shara, a civilized city that worships the great Goddess... and where a bold and passionate young woman named Keshna comes of age as a female warrior and a daring avenger.
The nomad diviner Changar has kidnapped Queen Marrah's son Keru — and Keshna has vowed to hunt Changar down. But the barbaric Changar is a force to fear. He has taken possession of Keru's spirit and turned him against his own people. Across a land of warring tribes, primitive rituals, and savage terrors of nature, Keshna begins an epic struggle for survival as she battles a dangerous, seductive enemy with the power to destroy her people and the proud young warrior she has come to love...
Maddock, Reginald. 1968. The Great Bow. illustrated by Victor Ambrus. 159 pp. 22 cm, Chicago. Rand McNally.*

from the dustjacket:
Atta, a member of the prehistoric Wolf tribe, is different from the other boys — more thoughtful and imaginative. During a tribal ceremony, Atta is judged a coward when he is unable to sacrifice a bison; then he is cast out to be a wanderer — a Nothing.
By chance, while trying to build a fire, Atta invents the first bow and arrow. Joyfully he returns to his people to teach them how to make and use this magical weapon.
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Marcy, Mary Edna Tobias [1877-1922]. 1917. Stories of the Cave People. (first steps in human progress). ill. b/w line drawings. 168 pp. 20 cm, Chicago. Charles H. Kerr & Co.´
"In this little book I have sought, in a series of stories or sketches, to present only the first steps in human progress as elaborated by Lewis J. [i.e., H.] Morgan in his brilliant work on Ancient Society.* If they stimulate the young folks to a more comprehensive study of the struggles of a primitive man and the causes of his slow but steady advance, they shall have fulfilled their purpose."--Pref.
*(Lewis Henry Morgan [1818-1881] - Ancient Society or Researches in the Lines of Human Progress Savagery, Through Barbarism to Civilization. First published 1877. Foundational treatise on the social institutions of government among primitive peoples, hailed by Marx & Engels.)
Marshall, Edison [1894-1967]. 1928. Og, the Dawn Man. in: The Popular magazine, Vol. XC, N°1, pp 66-88, March 24, 1928 (Part I). in 4 parts: Part II, March 31, Part III April 7, Part IV April 14. (as Ogden's Strange Story: 1934, NY, H.C. Kinsey & Co.; 1934 reprint, A.L. Burt; 1949: Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Vol. 11, No. 2, Dec, pp 10-81) ´*

Injured during a plane crash, Ogden Rutherford reverts through radical memory to his prehistoric ancestor Og, the Dawn Man, and struggles for survival in the wilderness of the Canadian Northwest.

Chapters I, II, III, IV...

_____. 1935. Dian of the Lost Land. 1st ed., New York. H.C. Kinsey & Co. (and: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935, 229pp; A.L.Burt 1936; Famous Fantastic Mysteries 4-49; Curtis Books pbk 1966 as "The Lost Land"; Phil., PA: Chilton Books, 1966) ´*


Chilton

 
from the 1966 Chilton dustjacket (shown):
Why has Dr. Adam Weismann, a specialist in tropical diseases, been kidnapped? What is the strange goal of Karl Belgrade, the famous European anthropologist? And what lies behind the mist-shrouded hills which guard a strange land, the Moss country, lost for millennia deep in the Antarctic? Antarctica... more
Martin, Rafe. 1989. Will's Mammoth. illustrated by Stephen Gammell. 32 pp. 25 cm, Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, Putnam & Sons. ISBN: 0399216278.
Though his parents explain there have been no mammoths for over 10,000 years, Will goes out in the snow one day, certain he will meet some. He climbs the hill outside his house, crawls up onto a giant boulder covered in snow, and into the world of his woolly mammoth friend. And off they go... the vivid imagination of a child who visualizes wonderful adventures in a landscape filled with mammoth herds, wolves, wild ponies and other creatures from prehistoric times.
Mason, Antony. 1996. The Time Trekkers Visit the Stone Age. illustrated by Dave Burroughs & Sheena Vickers. (ages 7-9). 32 pp. Copper Beech Books; Milbrook Press Inc. ISBN: 0761304800 (0761304797).
Inspired by French cave drawings, four children travel in a time machine to the Stone Age and other prehistoric eras. While the text presents information other than the standard saber-toothed tiger/Woolly mammoth fare, a mediocre story line and factual blurbs fail to make the topic more accessible to young readers. Prosaic illustrations and a time line are included.
© 1996 The Horn Book, Inc.
Matthews, Bonnye. 2012. Ki'ti's Story, 75,000 BC. Book One of Winds of Change, a Preshistoric Fiction Series on the Peopling of the Americas. 352 pp. Publication Consultants (August 7, 2012). ISBN: 978-1594333125.
Neanderthals: had fair skin and some had red hair and blue eyes could speak as well as we can, were intellectually bright catching dolphins (something that cannot be done from shore), killing megafauna for food with spears, surviving cold temperatures and hostile environments that would challenge our best outdoors men and women, created art, buried their dead with red ocher, and/or flowers, cared for their disabled. Ki'ti's Story, 75,000 BC, provides an opportunity to explore a unique view of Neanderthal life based on recent science. It’s a coming of age story in the succession of the People's Wise One. More than that it is the story of a People who survived for hundreds of thousands of geologic years. Come walk with Neanderthals and explore a different time and place. Meet Wamumur, the Wise One, who recaptures love and learns a little too late that he pushes too hard as a teacher, as did his father before him; Totamu, the administrative head of the People, whose officious behaviors are accepted often with irritation but with the realization that she works for the good of the People; Ki'ti, the child whose childhood is cut short because she has been gifted with memory of the stories of the People, who is wise beyond her years in some respects and ignorant and willful in others; Nanichak-na, the individual recognized for hunter leadership who would be chief it they had one.
Matus, Joel. 1993. Leroy and the Caveman. 133 pp. 22 cm, 1st edition, New York: Atheneum; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan. New York: Maxwell Macmillan International. ISBN: 068931812X.*
It's 1942. Leroy Penny is a 6th grader who is no good at baseball but does excellent caveman cartoons and tells a good story. It's a story about the schoolyard bullies who hound Leroy, about World War II spies, a mysterious nighttime air raid, and the B-19, the largest airplane in the world. And it's also about Leroy's two friends, Melissa, an orphan who lives with her Grandfather, and Willie, who is recovering from polio. About what happens when Leroy goes into Dead Man's Canyon and discovers Ooma, a Neanderthal living there. And finally, the coming together of Leroy, Willie, Melissa, the Bullies, Ooma, some German spies, the police, the army, and the FBI, and the amazing, scary events that all this brings about.
May, Scott. 2000. The Yuggs : A Bird in the Hat. illustrated by Brian Patrick Fisher, designed by Mark Alano. 24 pp. Long Hill Entertainment. ISBN: 0970145039.
The Yuggs are a silly tribe of cavemen who live in the prehysterical village of Ookel. Come along on their wacky adventures as they fumble through life & learn some valuable lessons.
Mayhar, Ardath [1930-]. 1992. People of the Mesa. vi, 297 pp. 18 cm, pbk, New York. Diamond Books. ISBN: 155773674X.*
In wild hills untouched by the white man, they carved out a civilization... Generations before Columbus, the Anasazi built their pueblos across the American Southwest. A people rich with ritual and tradition, they lived in harmony with nature... until a hostile tribe threatened them with extinction.
Uhtatse, although only a youth new to manhood, is guardian of the land and its people. He alone sees the danger — and the hope. But to save the Anasazis' ancient ways, he must change their way of life forever...

_____. 1993. Island in the Lake. 262 pp. 18 cm, pbk, New York. Diamond Books. ISBN: 155773903X.*

In the harsh lands of what is now East Texas, a tribe once lived... They were united in their struggle to survive, bound to each other by tradition. But an outsider walked among them, a man influenced by a hostile and violent culture... and haunted by visions of brutality. One woman recognized the threat that endangered her people's future... But now, she must make the others see -- before it is too late...
Ootenec: An outsider among the Nadicha, he is fierce enough to slay the mighty alligator. Yet he is haunted by memories and dreams of brutality that drive a dark need within him -- a need too powerful to resist. He enchants the young ones of the Nadicha with gifts and stories -- but one wise woman wathces with a careful eye...
Talicha: An elder of the Nadicha village, she senses that the Alligator Man brings danger with him, knows that the children of her people are in peril. But no one will believe...

_____. 1994. Towers of the Earth. 253 pp. 18 cm, pbk, New York. Diamond Books. ISBN: 1557739803.*

For generations, the Geh-i-nah tribe flourished in the pine woods of what is now East Texas. But nature and fate destroyed their world: drought and disease forced them to leave their beloved home forever...
Heading west, into the land of the towers, they struggled to survive. Desperate outsiders entered the fold, joining their grueling search for harmony and home in a merciless land. And one woman, a healer nad a prophet, would guide them all — to an unknown destiny beyond their dreams.

_____. 1995. Hunters of the Plains. 220 pp. 18 cm, pbk, New York. Berkley Books. ISBN: 0425146456. (2008 Wildside Press isbn: 1434401987) *


The Badger Clan and the Terrapin Clan lived side by side for generations, enjoying a nurturing, peaceful life. But a thunderous destruction brought it all to an end. A horde of mammoths -- the Great Horned Ones -- stampeded their dwellings, crushing everything in their path, laying waste to all they'd built. Now, bound in a marriage uniting the clans, Don-a-ti and his wife, E-lo-ni, embark on a sacred hunt to halt the rampaging beasts, and prevent them from striking again. They alone can restore the lasting peace of their people, renew their future, and bring an end to the enemy threatening them all...

_____. 2009. The Fugitives: A Tale of Prehistoric Times. 114 pp. pbk, New York. Wildside Press. ISBN: 1434403070.

In prehistoric Europe, Bain of the Hunting Clan flees his people, eventually encountering Arma of the Farming Clan. But the Hunters have followed their lost sheep, and when the two peoples clash, Bain and Arma rescue the Farmers' clan healer, Kalva, and flee with her to the east. There they must overcome many dangerous challenges to establish a brand new society.
Mayhew, James. 2004. Boy. Ages 4-8. 32 pp. 10/1/04, The Chicken House. ISBN: 0439651069 (978-0439651066).
A little cave boy wakes up in his cold cave and wishes he were warm. The warmest place for Boy is in bed with his mother and father, but he doesn't want to share. Instead, he wants to find a warm place all for himself!So Boy goes off exploring the world outside his cave. But the spaces of warmth Boy finds all belong to creatures who are unwilling to share with him! As Boy wanders on, he soon learns that where he truly belongs is with his own family---in a circle of warmth, safety, and love.
Mazer, (Diana) Norma Fox [1931-]. 1975. Saturday, the twelfth of October. 247 pp. Delacorte Press. ISBN: 044005947X. (Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-99592-2, Mar 1989 [Feb 1989], $3.25, 247pp, pbk) *
An October storm "sweeps" a young girl from the 20th century into prehistoric times where she encounters teenagers of that time... Zan travels back in time and spends a year with a community of cave dwellers. When she returns, greatly changed, she finds she is unable to share her experience with anyone.

Loonies, Zan thought, her throat tight. Loonies! Crazies! She had never seen anything like the boy and girl who faced her. Naked, except for flaps hanging down from the front of woven belts, the two of them fingered, sniffed and tasted everything Zan wore, down to her dirty old sneakers. Loonies! more...

McComas, J(essie) Francis [1911-1978]. 1954. Brave New World. in: Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Vol. 7, #3, Sept. 1954. (in: Greenberg, ed. The Dawn of Time, 1979) *
Sleepy Hawk, Long Ax and three others of the People take the long trek to the land of the Mud Dwellers, planning to raid them for wives, weapons, and whatever they can get. But the five meet six Mud Dwellers on a mountain trail, where neither can win a fight. The tense moment diffuses when Sleepy Hawk begins to laugh, and offers his knife in trade for a Mud Dweller headband...
McCord, P(eter) B. [-1908]. 1908. Wolf: The Memoirs of a Cave Dweller. illustrated by Peter B. McCord. 12mo. 134 pp. 20 cm, New York. B.W. Dodge & Co.´*


To Theodore Dreiser
Without that leave which fear of trying too
severely your friendship of years prevented
me from asking, I have taken this liberty.
P. McCord

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McGowen, Tom. 1988. The Time of the Forest. 110 pp. 22 cm, Boston. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 0395444713.*
When war breaks out between their opposing sides in ancient Denmark, Bright Dawn of the farming community and Wolf of the hunters' tribe flee from the battle and take refuge in the forest.
McIntyre, Margaret A.. 1907. The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone. illustrated by I(rma) Deremeaux (from signature p. 32). 131 pp. 19.3 cm, Stories of Child Life, New York. D. Appleton & Co. (London, George G. Harrap & Co., 1908, vii, 147pp; New and revised edition, 127pp, 1931 [All Time Tales]) ´*
CHAPTER I: STRONGARM'S FAMILY
IT was spring, thousands of years ago. Little boys snatched the April violets, and with them painted purple stripes upon their arms and faces. Then they played that enemies came.
"Be afraid!" shouted one, frowning; and he stamped his foot and shook his fist at the play enemies.
"I am fine!" called the other; and he held his head high, and took big steps, and looked this way and that.
The little brothers were named Thorn and Pineknot. Their baby sister had no name. The children looked rough and wild and strong and glad. The sun had made them brown, the wind had tangled their hair. Their clothes were only bits of fox skin. Their home was the safe rock cave in the side of the hill...
McKee, Lynn Armistead. 1991. Woman of the Mists. 343 pp. 18 cm, New York. Diamond Books. ISBN: 1557735204.*
Among the tropical lands of America before Columbus, a proud and stalwart people thrived. They forged a peaceful culture, gaining strength and wisdom from their rich spiritual life, and passing on a magnificent heritage through generations...
In this lush land, a beautiful girl was awakening to the pleasures of love. In the eyes of Auro, the village shaman's son, young Teeka saw hope and desire, and a dream of discovering the mysteries of the heart.
Until a rival tribe invaded their land, and a forceful warrior took Teeka as his bounty. He freed her heart to a fierce passion -- and fulfilled the promise of love that lived within her soul...

_____. 1992. Touches the Stars. 342 pp. 18 cm, New York. Diamond Books. ISBN: 1557737525 (pbk).*

A story of one woman's courage and vision in a primitive land. She is the shaman's daughter and inheritor of all his magical gifts, yet Mi-sa's people shun her, fearing her powers are born of darkness, instead of light. A woman of extraordinary spirit, Mi-sa prevails to forge a destiny of love and courage--and eventually leads her people through the changes of a blossoming new world.

_____. 1993. Keeper of Dreams. 343 pp. 18 cm, New York. Diamond Books. ISBN: 1-55773-921-8 (pbk.).*

In the ancient Everglades, a woman had only her strength and her spirt to guide her...Stranded by a violent storm, the beautiful shaman Mi-sa was forced to turn to a stranger for help. Cota was not of her poeple... but no one else could help save her tribesmen from rival warriors. Yet Cota is not truly a stranger to her. For he has appeared in Mi-sa's dreams and visions -- and their fated alliance is all that can preserve the glorious future of Mi-sa's clan. Driven by the turbulent passions of two powerful spritis, and ancient way of life stands trembling between triumph -- and ruin.

_____. 1994. Walks in Stardust. 337 pp. 18 cm, New York. Ace Books (Diamond Books). ISBN: 0786500212 (pbk.).*

A young woman runs through the lush tropical forest, a beautiful and intricately carved knife grasped in her hand, her past seems irretrievably lost... Cimmera can remember nothing -- only vague images of battle, feelings of desparate longing and heartbreaking loss. She is a woman without a memory, without a tribe -- unsure of who her enemy may be. But together with one heroic man, she is about to discover her true destiny. The mysterious knife she carries is the key to her identity -- and to a triumphant vision of survival and unbreakable spirit.

_____. 1999. Spirit of the Turtle Woman. 344 pp. pbk, New York. Onyx. ISBN: 0451408594.*

Born from a cursed line, Talli of the Turtle clan of the Jeaga is unworthy to marry her love — Akoma, son of the Turtle cacique and future leader of the clan. But Talli allows herself to dream of becoming Akoma's wife. Until, under threat of an enemy tribe, the Turtle must strengthen their alliance with another Jeaga clan, the Panther. Talli is given to a Panther warrior, while Akoma is forced to choose a Panther woman as his wife.
Though heartbroken, Talli realizes that her sacrifice may be a way to redeem her shameful legacy. She fulfills her duty to the spirits, but never stops longing for the touch of Akoma. And when the Panther cacique betrays the Turtle clan in a reckless quest for power, Talli must risk her new life and family to save the only man she has ever loved...

_____. 2001. Daughter of the Fifth Moon. 384 pp. 18 cm, New York. Signet. ISBN: 0451203569 (pbk).

Many centuries ago, in part of the world we now call the Caribbean, a courageous young woman lost all that she loved--but found the strength to start a new life...
She is like nothing they had ever seen before. Her face is oddly compellingly shaped. Her wrist is draped with a beautiful bracelet, brilliant as the sun. Some say that she is evil, that she has come to destroy them. But Joog thinks differently. To him, she is a lonely girl in desperate need of help. She is beautiful, passionate, breathtaking.
She is Nyna... Frightened and weak, Nyna has no one to turn to. She lost both of her parents when her peaceful seaside village was attacked by savages — and now she is surrounded by strange people who will never accept her. Joor is her protector, her only true friend. And when she find herself in terrible danger, his love is the only thing that can save her...
McMorrow, Will. 1987. Man o' Dreams. in: Silverberg et al, eds. Neanderthals, pp 113-129. *
Jal, a Cro-Magnon of vision, saves Sho-Sho, the old spirit-bringer, from the Hairy Ones, the Neanderthals. Entitled by tribal law to anything of Sho-Sho's, he asks for his daughter, Leth. But at the tribal meeting Sho-Sho claims it was not Jal, but Sho-Sho's spirit helpers who saved him, and so his daughter must be sacrificed to them...
Meyer, Miriam Weiss [1927-]. 1977. The Blind Guards of Easter Island. (Reading level: Ages 9-12). 48 pp. 24 cm, New York. Contemporary Perspectives. ISBN: 0811468534. (1983: Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers - ISBN: 0817210482, 1997, pbk: 0811468534)
Not prehistoric man.
Mighels, Philip Verrill [1869-1911]. 1901. The Crystal Sceptre; a story of adventure. 389 pp. New York. R.F. Fenno. (New York, London, Harper & Brothers, 1906. 346pp 20cm; Microfiche. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985. Early science fiction novels; pbk 2004) ˆ
One after another, then, the trembling fellows came crawling down the hill, many on their stomachs, to adore my tracks, to wriggle about my feet and otherwise to endeavour to calm me down and humble themselves in my exalted shadow. Even the chief came toward me on hands and knees, dragging his club and afraid to lift his head. His downfall was complete; there were none more thoroughly overwhelmed than he. On the ground before me the fellow laid his great crystal weapon--at once his sceptre and his sword --and he, too, adored the turf where my feet had trod. The women, with the albino among them, and even the children, got on the ground, prostrate, abject and afraid.   Google Books

_____. 1912. As It Was In The Beginning. 373 pp. New York. Desmond Fitzgerald. (Toronto: McLeod & Allen, 1912)
Fantastic adventure; inventor thrown into primitive island environment. "Argosyesque" type adventure, best known as a "Lost Race" novel.

Miller, J(ohn) J.. 1980. Wonders of the Gods? in: Fantastic Science Fiction, Vol. 27 #11, pp 125-130, October 1980. 130 pp. 19.5 cm. *

A visitor from the stars finds a prehistoric man alone in his camp, chipping a flint knife before his fire. He can speak his language and tells him he comes from the stars, but something about his attitude bothers the man before the fire, like the way he turns down the stew. The starman shows him some seeds, and speaks of the wonders of agriculture, of living a settled life. He shows him a gun, and how it can blast his enemies. But the knife-chipping man is not impressed, which angers the starman. He insists that he will teach his ways, and that he will be obeyed... full text
Miller, P(eter) Schuyler [1912-1974]. 1935. The People of the Arrow. in: Amazing Stories 10 (July 1935): 63-70.

"...Set in the Rhone valley, it retells "The Grisly Folk" from the Cro-Magnon point of view. Kor is the new chief of the Arrow People, having killed the Old One and seized his wolf totem. To avoid a drought, Kor must lead his tribe north to a new land occupied by woman-stealing, cannibalistic ape-men (Neanderthals) who seem "hairy, grizzled beasts" to the Cro-Magnons. From trails secretly left by their abducted women, the Arrow People find a Neanderthal campfire and slaughter the submen with their bows and arrows. Now Kor prepares to conquer the realm of the "gray man-things", ready to fight until one of the two peoples is extinct." Nicholas Ruddick, The Fire in the Stone
Millstead, Thomas. 1979. Cave of the Moving Shadows. 217 pp. 22 cm, New York. Dial Press. ISBN: 0803713886 (0803713878 lib. bdg).*
From the dustjacket:
The tiny child sat in the clearing, naked and abandoned. Yet when the Tribe came upon him, he said his name was Kimba and smiled at them without fear. Immediately they knew he had the Power. He was taken in by Rab, the spearmaker, then trained in the ways of sorcery and in the art of making the cave paintings that would conjure up game for the Tribe.
But by the age of twelve Kimba is no longer content merely to paint animals. He wants the glory of the hunt, and the prey he stalks is no less than the One Tusk, the most terrible mammoth of them all. Rab has been badly gored, and only the tip of the mammoth's tusk has the magic to heal him.
With authority and imaginative power Thomas Millstead has captured the mystery, danger, and adventure of a time forty thousand years ago.
Mitchell, J(ames) Leslie [1901-1935]. 1932. Three Go Back. Afterword by Brian Stableford, 1986. 254 pp. London. Jarrolds. (Famous Fantastic Mysteries magazine, Dec'43; (bowdlerized, cut) Galaxy, NY: 1950, 1953; Greenhill Science Fiction and Fantasy: London, 1986) ´*

 

Galaxy 15
"...well-written though awkwardly plotted story of three twentieth-century passengers on an airship cast back in time (by earthquakes!) to Atlantis, where they find unspoiled proto-Basques in an Eden doomed by the nearing Ice Age and by conflicts with savage Neanderthalers, which decimate the tribe; the two surviving castaways then snap back to the present. The book is notable for its realistic and ebullient female protagonist, who adapts far more readily to her strange surroundings than either of the men." John Clute, ESF.
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_____. 1936. The Woman of Leadenhall Street. in: The Woman of Leadenhall Street & Other Stories. story. Under the pseudonym Lewis Grassic Gibbon. (1990 Schiltron Audio Books Spf 320-5)
"...an elegiac speculation upon the origin of a femal hominid skull unearthed when the foundation fo the new Lloyd's Building in the City of London was being excavated in 1925... the last survivor or a race of pithecanthropi..." Nicholas Ruddick, The Fire in the Stone

Mitchison, Naomi (Margaret Haldane, Lady) [1897-1998]. 1987. Early in Orcadia. 176 pp. 21 cm, Glasgow. Drew. ISBN: 0862671760 (cased), 0862671752 (pbk). (ISBN 1 899863 50 8 pb, House Of Lochar) *


A fictional tale of ancient times in the Orkney Islands. These pre-historic people are ordinary men and women who are mostly content merely to win the fight for survival in their harsh world. But one of them develops a deep curiosity about "the Shining" - something which sometimes appears on the horizon beyond the sea. Hands, Metoo, Thinlegs and Catcho dare to cross that sea in a dangerous voyage into the unknown, leaving the security and companionship of their own village.
Moffitt, Virginia May [1909-1952]. 1938. Great Horse. A Forest Pony of Long Ago. illustrated by Dan Sweeny. xi, 179 pp. 23 cm, Chicago & Philadelphia. John C. Winston. (and: Junior Literary Guild, 1938) ´


Angry fire monsters were closing in on all sides. Tergo, a small boy, was running for his life through the forest, with many wild animals. "If only I could run as fast as the horses," Tergo thought. And with that, be grabbed the mane of one passing, leaped on his back, and was carried far away to safety across a strange river. Now the most amazing thing about Tergo's ride was that no one there had ever before seen a horse ridden by a man, for Tergo lived thousands of years ago. Tergo might never have had another ride if Lone Tooth, his wise old grand-father, had not seen the boy on Great Horse's back. It was his idea that they train the horse to carry Tergo. So it was that Tergo and Great Horse had many exciting adventures together and were able to save his tribe against the hostile men of Basha.
Mohr, Louise M.. 1928. Days Before Houses: A Story of Cave People. edited by Carleton Washburne & Willard W. Beatty. 90 pp. 18.5 cm, New York, Chicago, San Francisco. Rand McNally & Company. (reissued 1930) *
WHAT DART AND WOLF SAW FROM FLAT-TOP
Dart sat at the entrance of the cave in which he lived. Dart was a cave boy. He was chewing bits of meat from a bone. He had found the bone on the floor of the cave. Spear-thrower, his father, had dropped it there the night before.
The last scrap of meat was soon gone. Dart looked down into the valley below the cave. The cave was in a steep cliff. The valley was at the bottom of the cliff. A small river ran through the valley. Dart called it Swift .River, because the water ran very swiftly. The bank of the river was covered with sand and gravel.
A boy was sitting near the edge of Swift River. He was throwing stones at little fish that swam about in the water. This boy's name was Wolf. Wolf was Dart's best friend.
Moore, Alan. 1996. Voice of the Fire. 320 pp. pbk 10/10/96, Gollancz. ISBN: 057505249X (978-0575052499). (1997, Phoenix; 2004, 2009 Top Shelf - illustrated by Jose Villarrubia, intro: Neil Gaiman)

In a story full of lust, madness, and ecstasy, we meet twelve distinctive characters that lived in the same region of central England over the span of six thousand years. Their narratives are woven together in patterns of recurring events, strange traditions, and uncanny visions. First, a cave-boy loses his mother, falls in love, and learns a deadly lesson. He is followed by an extraordinary cast of characters: a murderess who impersonates her victim, a fisherman who believes he has become a different species, a Roman emissary who realizes the bitter truth about the Empire, a crippled nun who is healed miraculously by a disturbing apparition, an old crusader whose faith is destroyed by witnessing the ultimate relic, two witches, lovers, who burn at the stake. Each interconnected tale traces a path in a journey of discovery of the secrets of the land...
Morris, Gouverneur [1876-1953]. 1904. The Pagan's Progress. illustrated by John Rae. col. front., illus., 5 pl. xix, 258 pp. 18 cm, New York. A.S. Barnes & Company.´*

PREFACE

THOSE to whom he had been charitable brought the body of the great hunter to his cave, and laid it within. But first they carried out the clubs and the nets and the fish spears and the war spears and all that was of use, to be divided among them, for the great hunter would not need such things any more. more...

Moscoe, Mike. 1996. First Dawn. The Lost Millennium 1. 280 pp. Ace Books. ISBN: 0441003923.
From a future ravaged by plague, the first time travelers travel thousands of years into the past, to the dawn of civilization and primitive hunters, where they will trace a fatal chain of events and alter history to save humanity from itself.

_____. 1997. Second Fire. The Lost Millennium 2. 320 pp. Ace Books. ISBN: 044100458X.

When a designer plague threatens to engulf Earth, two twenty-first-century soldiers — Launa O'Brian and Jack Walking Bear — journey back in time to 4000 B.C., where they must change the history of a wise and peaceful tribe. To save the People of the Badger from extinction, Lt. Launa O'Brian and Captain Jack Walking Bear must lead them down a new path of war. For the survival of this wise and peaceful tribe is civilization's only hope to erase the thousands of years of brutality that lie ahead for the human race.

_____. 1998. Lost Days. The Lost Millennium 3. 320 pp. Ace Books. ISBN: 0441005101.

A designer plague threatens every living thing on earth... and a desperate world sends two 21st-century soldiers back in time to win a war lost six thousand years ago. Now, in the thrilling follow-up to First Dawn and Second Fire, Lieutenant Launa O'Brian and Captain Jack Walking Bear return from 4,000 B.C. — and discover a radically changed civilization, and a society infested with a different sort of plague...
Munford, Peter. 2011. Born of the Sun. a novel of human origins. Kindle edition, Amazon Digital Services.
"They had been walking for an unclear number of days when the fear came among them.
It was not immediately apparent what the threat was, but everyone felt it. They had begun to walk in a tighter pack as they moved further and further away from familiar ground. They were getting used to permanent hunger and had started noticing changes in themselves.
Fear had been awakened in them when they first heard the news of the dry river and it had been growing since then. It was a silent extra member of the group that walked with them, a hand on each of their shoulders. But suddenly, the familiar fear had been pushed aside by something urgent that touched the back of the neck. They bristled and looked at each other and out into the waving confusion of grass all around them.
Ara. A whispered word, ‘trouble’ began to join the hiss of the savannah, leaping from one person to the next.
Silence flanked the group."

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