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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.

Jacquin, Joseph. 1914 (1929). Kra-Gul, une petite fille de l'âge de pierre. French. in: "Petites filles du temps passé". illustrated by René Vincent. 181 pp. Hachette.
Kra-Gul était assise près de la large pierre où brûlait le feu du foyer domestique.Kra-gul était triste. Elle songeait à la douloureuse cérémonie qu’elle avait vue la veille : Gro-ho, le chasseur, son grand-père, chef de la tribu avait été inhumé dans la grotte des morts, tout près de la caverne où habitaient les siens.Gro-ho, vêtu de sa peau d’ours, avait été placé sur la pierre tombale...

_____. 1914 (1929). Petites filles du temps passé. French. in: "Petites filles du temps passé". illustrated by René Vincent. 181 pp. Hachette.

inclues two other prehistoric stories: "Grite, une petite fille de l'âge du bronze." and "Colam, une petite gauloise avant la conquête romaine."

_____. 1914 (1929). Grite une petite fille de l'âge de bronze. French. in: "Petites filles du temps passé". illustrated by René Vincent. 181 pp. Hachette.

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]. 1908-1922. Den Lange rejse. Danish. (The Long Journey). Copenhagen. Gyldendal.´
1. Det tabte Land. (The Lost Country), Gyldendal 1919
2. Bræen. (The Glacier), Gyldendal 1908
3. Norne-Gæst. (The Norn Guest), Gyldendal 1919
4. Cimbrernes Tog. (The Journey of the Cimbrians), Gyldendal1922
5. Skibet. (The Ship), Gyldendal 1912
6. Christofer Columbus. (Christopher Columbus), Gyldendal 1921

_____. (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.
Johannis, L(uigi) R(apuzzi) [1905-1968] (pseudonym for Luigi Rapuzzi). 1954. C'era una volta un pianeta…. Italian. Urania 41, Italy.
Martians come to Earth after Mars becomes uninhabitable. The daughter of the Martian chief falls in love with the prehistoric men's chief and goes to live with him. After years, the rest of her people follow her example.

_____. 1955. Quando ero "aborigeno". Italian. (When I was aboriginal). Urania 110, Italy.

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)
Joke. 1977. Gourh le Bâ-Lourh: ses amis, ses amours. French. 48 pp. Dargaud (1977). ISBN: 978-2205011241.
Jolibois, Christian and Olivier Balez [1972-]. 2000. Ma tribu à Lascaux ! French. (My Tribe at Lascaux!). 60 pp. 19.2 cm, Trois Loups /, Flammarion (Père Castor). ISBN: 2081606372.
La tribu de Fuites-dans-le-toit campe près d'une grotte. Le sage, qui garde les enfants, leur a trouvé une drôle d'occupation : peindre les parois !

The Leaks-in-the-Roof tribe camps close to an underground cave. Their sorcerer, who takes care of the children, finds them a good job: to paint the walls!

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...
Joquel, Patrick. 2011. La Pierre de ciel. a neolithic story. French. 55 pp. (1 juin 2011), Izalou. ISBN: 978-2919161027.
Sabione laisse son frère jumeau Salante au campement avec le troupeau pour courir la montagne: « Quelque chose est tombé du ciel! Là-haut! Je dois y aller! ». Sabione essuie un orage et Salante inquiet lui envoie le chien et un fromage. Sabione trouve les « pierres de ciel », des météorites.Ce roman fait vivre deux frères aux caractères opposés, Salante prefére la « chaleur des bêtes et les gestes quotidiens ». Il veille sur Sabione, l'aventurier, « seul la-haut dans le silence et le sauvage des rochers et des lacs ». Un roman bien structuré à l'écriture poétique dans la lignée de Ruendo des merveilles (éd. Tertium). O.B.
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.
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...
Jost, A.. nd (ca. 1925). Aryas le fondeur d'airain. French. (Aryas the Bronze Caster). 32 pp. 17.5 cm, "Du Nord au Sud", Paris. Editions Modernes.
Jul. 2009. Silex and the City. French. 48 pp. Dargaud 28/08/2009. ISBN: 978-2205-06138-3.
Résumé de la série : 40 000 avant JC : une vallée résiste encore et toujours à l'Evolution. A l'aube de l'humanité, Blog Dotcom est un " homo-erectus qui se lève tôt " : pour changer tout ça, il décide de se présenter aux élections. Avec une femme pro de Préhistoire-Géo en ZEP (Zone d'Evolution Prioritaire), un fils cadet militant alter-darwiniste opposé à l'usage du feu et de la fourrure, et une fille aînée qui flirte avec Rahan de la Pétaudière, fils à papa héritier du plus gros volcan - récemment privatisé - de la région, il n'est pas au bout de ses peines. De la Biennale d'Art Préhistorique Contemporain aux Ancêtres de Don Quichotte, des Dolto-sapiens aux " minorités visibles " néandertaliennes, c'est tout notre théâtre contemporain qui défile en peaux de bêtes, pour une parodie au vitriol de notre société évoluée.

_____. 2010. Silex and the City 2: Réduction du Temps de Trouvaille. French. 46 pp. Dargaud (27 août 2010). ISBN: 978-2205064513.

Résumé de l'album : Nous sommes cette fois-ci encore en 40 000 avant J.C… Toute la planète semble obéir aux lois de la sélection naturelle. Toute ? Non : une vallée résiste encore et toujours à l’Évolution !Pour cette deuxième saison de Silex and the City, nous retrouvons les Dotcom, famille moyenne de l’Age de pierre.Le père, après ses déboires politiques, décide de quitter l’Education Nationale pour travailler dans le privé ! « Désirs d’Avenir » est une agence de com’ chargée de promouvoir des concepts innovants tels que l’inhumation ou le monothéisme. Il va découvrir que la vraie sauvagerie, c’est la vie de bureau…Au stade pour le match PSG-OM (Primate Saint-Germain/Olympic Mammouth), en réunion marketing pour le lancement du concept de « Nouveaulithique », en boîte de nuit pour la « Regression Party » du DJ Darwin Guetta, replongez dans la folie burlesque et préhistorique de la série de 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.
Jyhel. 2012. 36000 ans. French. 160 pp. Romans historiques (22 octobre 2012), Publibook. ISBN: 978-2748393385.
C'est une période où l'existence exigeait de se confronter aux éléments et à la faune, où la rudesse faisait loi, ne laissant que peu de place à la douceur... Certes, Fitou et les siens vivent alors décemment, unis, dans leur grotte, étant même capables d'absorber les membres d'un autre clan frappé par le malheur, mais la dureté des hivers qui s'accentue les incite à prendre la route pour des cieux plus cléments et ensoleillés. D'autant que les femmes de la tribu sont enceintes... Ainsi la migration de ces êtres débute-t-elle. Dans le calme d'abord. Dans l'anxiété ensuite quand apparaîtra face à eux un groupe d'individus à la fois si semblables et si différents, immédiatement prêts à en découdre...
Variation sur les premiers âges de l'humanité et sur la rencontre de Néandertal et Cro-Magnon, «36 000 ans« procède à une vivante, précise, étonnante reconstitution de l'art de vivre d'alors, tout en développant une veine romanesque qui, pour parler de traques, de chasses, d'exils, s'avère palpitante... Deux qualités auxquelles Jyhel ajoute encore celle-ci: l'espérance que la solidarité ait pu exister entre des êtres étrangers les uns aux autres, que l'altérité n'ait pas été forcément considérée comme danger... En somme, que les notions d'humanité et d'entraide soient consubstantielles de l'avènement de notre espèce sur Terre.

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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.
Kérillis, Hélène. 1993. La classe de 6e et la tribu des Cro-Magnon. French. (The 6th-graders and the Cro-Magnon Tribe). illustrated by François San Millan. broché. 63 pp. Les Aventures de la classe de 6e, Paris. Hatier. ISBN: 2218715899.
Cette collection offre trois séries de petits contes qui s'adressent respectivement à des lecteurs de trois niveaux différents, soit: les six-sept ans, les sept-huit ans et les neuf-douze ans.

When the 6th-graders take a trip, anything can happen... lost in a cave, they meet unknown strangers... Three sets of short stories which address themselves respectively to readers of three different levels: 6-7-year-olds, 7-8-year-olds, and 9-12-year-olds.

_____. 2003. La classe de 6e et les hommes préhistoriques. French. (The 6th-graders and the Prehistoric Men). illustrated by François San Millan. 61 pp. Ratus Poche Bleu - grands lecteurs, Hatier Jeunesse (19 mars 2003). ISBN: 2218743884 (978-2218743887).

La prof d'histoire a décidé d'emmener toute la classe dans le Périgord pour visiter des grottes préhistoriques. Chouette ! Seulement, à peine arrivé, Le Tondu entraîne ses copains dans un passage secret, connu de lui seul. Et les ennuis commencent... Soudain, des bruits de voix résonnent dans le souterrain... Des gens vêtus de peaux de bêtes sont là !
Kern, Julien. 1996. La nuit de l'éveil. Horgen et Le Loup Gris. French. (The night of awakening). 64 pp. 24 cm, Sésame. ISBN: 2911791010.
Au néolithique, dans un village, le clan va partir à la chasse. Les Esprits animaux ont parlé au vieux chamane de la tribu et lui ont dit qu'Horgen, jeune garçon de douze ans, pouvait pour la première fois accompagner les chasseurs. Ce sera pour lui, face aux épreuves naturelles et surnaturelles de la forêt, une initiation pour quitter le monde de l'enfance et entrer dans la vie adulte.
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)

_____. (1996) 1997. Esaü, ou, Le chaînon manquant. French. translated from the English Esau. broché. 443 pp. Librairie des Champs-Elysées (Thrillers). ISBN: 2702478603.

Les dieux n'ont pas apprécié que Jack Furness, alpiniste, cherche à escalader une montagne sacrée de l'Himalaya. Une avalanche a englouti son expédition, le laissant seul survivant. Entêté, Jack ne songe qu'à une chose : repartir. N'a-t-il pas découvert, lors de cette expédition interdite, le crâne d'un hominidé que tout semble désigner comme le chaînon manquant ? Mais les analyses de l'anthropologue Stella Swift révèlent un bien curieux résultat : le crâne, qu'elle a surnommé Esaü, appartient à une espèce récente... Et si Stella et Jack veulent repartir au Népal, c'est dans le but de capturer un spécimen vivant... Un projet auquel le Pentagone ne demande qu'à participer : l'Himalaya ne constitue-t-il pas une base stratégique de premier plan ? Et peu importe à l'espion qui se glisse dans l'expédition s'il faut supprimer des vies pour accomplir sa mission...
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). La première lettre. Just So Stories. French. translated from the English How the first letter was written. illustrated by May Angeli. 34 pp. ISBN: 2732034215.

Son père ayant brisé son harpon, Taffy décide d'expédier une dépêche: l'histoire de la première lettre et les mésaventures du premier courrier.

_____. 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.

_____. 1995. Comment on fabriqua l'alphabet. French. translated from the English by May Angeli. Sorbier. ISBN: 978-2-7320-3422-5.

_____. 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.

_____. 2007. Mon voyage dans la préhistoire. French. translated from the English by Anne Krief. 32 pp. ALB JEUNESSE (9/27/07), Gallimard-Jeunesse. ISBN: 2070614239 (978-2070614233).

Un jour, il m'est arrivé une histoire incroyable : je suis tombé au fond d'un trou et me suis retrouvé dans un endroit où les gens étaient vêtus de peaux de bêtes, chassaient et pêchaient pour se nourrir... Un extraordinaire voyage dans le temps ! Le jeune héros de Satoshi Kitamura nous fait découvrir avec humour mille richesses de l'âge de pierre.

_____. 2008. Max reist in die Steinzeit. German. translated from the English. (Max travels to the stone age). Annette Verlag Betz. ISBN: 3219113389 (9783219113389).

Eines Tages passiert Max etwas Eigenartiges: Er stolpert und fällt in ein Loch - und findet sich plötzlich in einer Zeit wieder, in der alles anders ist als heute. Die Leute tragen dort Tierfelle und jagen und fischen, um etwas zum Essen zu bekommen. Ist er wirklich in der Steinzeit gelandet Mit einer Zeitleiste und Erklärungen zu Höhlenmalereien sowie den Tieren aus der damaligen Zeit.
(One day something strange happens to Max: He stumbles and falls into a hole - and finds himself caught in a time where everything is different from today. The people wear animal fur and hunt and fish in order to get something to eat. Has he really landed in the Stone Age?)
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.
Klapczynski, Marc. 2003. Aô l'homme ancien. L'Odyssée du dernier Neandertal, tome 1. French. 350 pp. (8 octobre 2003), Aubéron. ISBN: 2844980511 (978-2844980519). (2005 Pocket 9/9/05; Aubéron Jeunesse 2010 (Aô, le dernier Neandertal))

Il y a plus de 40 000 ans, d'impressionnants chasseurs aux armes rudimentaires survivent dans une toundra hostile. Les ancêtres de ces hommes de Neandertal au physique peu engageant ont réussi à apprivoiser les froids extrêmes de la dernière glaciation. En cette lointaine époque se développeparallèlement partout en Europe la présence d'hommes plus évolués, anatomiquement plus modernes, que l'on dit de Cromagnon. La rencontre entre ces deux lignées si opposées aura bien lieu... Marc Klapczynski nous livre le récit d'une des dernières épopées de l'homme de Neandertal. Lorsque son histoire commence, le jeune Aô vient de perdre son père et se retrouve seul dans un univers glacial, loin des siens qu'ilvoudrait rejoindre. Vainqueur d'un ours monstrueux, Aô croise Âki-naâ, femme Cromagnon capturée par les cruels hommes oiseaux. Il devra combattre les hommes de cette tribu, continuer sa recherche avec cette étrange compagne et aller jusqu'au bout de son humaine aventure... Une préhistoire si loin, si près...

_____. 2006. Le pouvoir d'Ik-tia. L'Odyssée du dernier Neandertal, tome 2. French. (The Power of Ik-tia). 360 pp. 34/29/06, Aubéron. ISBN: 2844980945 (978-2844980946). (Poche 2012)

Ik-tia a peur. Depuis la mort de Waâ, sa mère, la jeune femme vit isolée dans un clan de chasseurs de mammouths aux mœurs très dures. Kô-oum, leur ancien chef, a imposé la présence d'Ik-tia en qui il voit une femme-chaman douée d'étranges pouvoirs. Pour se protéger de ces hommes et ces femmes rudes qui la tolèrent à peine, Ik-tia retourne souvent dans la grotte de son enfance près des marais. Elle a pour seul ami Owk, jeune chasseur intrépide à qui elle sauve la vie, un jour qu'il tentait de la suivre pour découvrir sa cachette... Ainsi débute l'histoire d'Ik-tia qui se déroule sur le territoire de l'Europe actuelle, il y a un peu plus de trente millénaires. Ik-tia, héritière d'une lointaine ascendance néandertalienne, va devoir imposer sa destinée dans ce milieu hostile. Episodes de chasse aux mammouths, guerres avec d'autres clans, éveil du sentiment amoureux, quête d'un passé qui la hante, Ik-tia vivra toutes ces aventures pour enfin comprendre le sens de sa propre existence...

_____. 2010. Tsinaka, l'oeil de la toundra. L'Odyssée du dernier Neandertal, tome 3. French. 304 pp. Aubéron (3 mai 2010). ISBN: 978-2844981530. (Poche 2012)

Rejetés par leurs clans et par les esprits, " les hommes sans nom " sont les yao. Condamnés à la solitude, confrontés à l'hostilité des chasseurs, harcelés par les plus jeunes, ils errent aux abords des camps, en quête de quelque nourriture, avant de se résigner à quitter le monde des vivants. Tsinaka, " celui qui ne voit que des ombres ", Oïgur, " l'estropié " et Kia, " la femme au ventre plat " refusent ce sort funeste. Depuis la grotte où ils se sont réfugiés, ils contemplent la grande steppe qui s'étend sous leurs yeux, et se racontent les histoires qui courent au sujet des créatures fabuleuses qui la peuplent. Un jour, ils voient surgir des brumes de la toundra d'étranges chasseurs aux corps massifs, auxquels se mêlent les silhouettes des animaux de la steppe. Entraînés dans leur sillage, ils participeront à l'ultime combat, mené par les survivants des premiers chasseurs de la toundra, pour tenter de reconquérir la faveur des esprits. Qu'adviendra-t-il des anciens hommes ? Après avoir régné sans partage sur l'Europe pendant plus de cent mille ans, vont-ils disparaître sans laisser d'héritage ? Que reste-t-il du regard des premiers chasseurs de la toundra ?
Kleeman, Georg [1920-]. 1978. Den Urmenschen auf der Spur: Erzählungen aus 2 Millionen Jahren. German. (Primitive Man on the Trail: Tales from 2 Million Years Ago). illustrated by Wolfgang Tambour. 160 pp. 24 cm, Tübingen. Rainer Wunderlich. ISBN: 3805203071.
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.
Klotz, Claude. 1971 (1979). Les Innomables, roman préhistorique. French. (The Unnamables, a prehistoric novel). Paris. Bourgois. ISBN: 2267014211. (Balland, 1977; Paris: J'ai lu (967), 1979, 211 pp. illus. by Jean Gourmelin; Bourgois Christian, 1997) ´

Claude Klotz's style is at once that of the comic strip (he adores onomatopoeia) and the epic poem, which Victor Hugo called History listening at the doors of legend. The very size of his topic, millions-of-years history, serves the author's purpose; it permits us to dream between the centuries and the lines, and it lets the imagination run free. Better still, he is instructive, giving the flavor of knowing well, from more scientific, but less amusing works, who were indeed the inhabitants of the late Pleistocene, 500 centuries before our era, about the time when the action of The Unnambables ends.
Claude Klotz's novel should attract a large audience, for it unites three qualities fundamental to a good novel: imagination, humor and intelligence.
Jean-Didier Wolfromm, France-Soir, 1971
en français

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.
Korkos, Alain. 2003. Akouti les-yeux-clairs. French. (Akouti - Blue Eyes). 136 pp. 18 cm, Bayard jeunesse aventure, Bayard.
À la fin de la période glaciaire, Akouti l'orpheline vit à l'écart du clan du Bois des saules. Ses cheveux de feu et ses yeux clairs font peur aux autres ; seul Arboutan, le chef du clan, la protège. Mais, lors d'une chasse au bison, le vieil homme est blessé, et le cœur sacré de la bête disparaît. Jugée responsable de ces malheurs, Akouti est condamnée à mort...
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]. 1948. Histoires à dormir debout. with "Chronique de l'âge du cheveu… Un réformateur chez les Pilipileu »". French. (Cock and Bull Stories). illustrated by Erik. 99 pp. 18.5 cm, Le Coin des enfants, Londres & Paris. Nelson.

_____. 1982. La grande déesse. Le clan de krab. French. 327 pp. J. -C. Lattes. ISBN: 2709601508 (978-2709601504).

_____. 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.´*

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

U. California
from the dustjacket:
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

_____. 1978. Den svarta tigern. Swedish. (The Black Tiger). 221, [1] pp. 22 cm, Stockholm. Alba. ISBN: 9174581368.

_____. 1983. La danza della tigre. Un romanzo dell'era glaciale. Italian. translated from the English Dance of the Tiger. A Novel of the Ice Age by Paola Campioli. illustrated by Rousseau (cover). (2)312(2) pp. 22.3 cm, Albatros, Roma. Editori Riuniti. ISBN: 88-359-2628-9. (1991: I Grandi Editori Riuniti, Roma. 88-359-3384-6)

_____. (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.

_____. 1984. Mammutens Radare. Swedish. 205 pp. Stockholm. Alba. ISBN: 9174586564 (978-9174586565).

_____. 1990. Zannasola. Italian. translated from the English Singletusk: A Novel of the Ice Age by Paola Campioli. xii-206(6) pp. 21.2 cm, I Grandi, Roma. Editori Riuniti. ISBN: 88-359-3388-9.

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Lacaze-Duthiers, Gérard de [1876-1958]. 1931. Pages choisies 1900-1930. preface by Banville d'Hostel, commentary by Jean Miccoa. French. (Selected pages). in: Bibliothèque de l'aristocratie XI, Nov. 1931. portrait by Pierre Larivière. (collection of essays and fiction). Paris. Ecrivains Indépendants, Bibliothèque de l'aristocratie.
... The compiler explains that Lacaze-Duthiers, anxious to associate prehistory with his personal conceptions in the form of a romance, wrote two novels: The Novel of Mauer, fossil man, narrative of the Golden Age, begun in 1923, "a novel of a primitive individualist, discovering life, creating art, science and philosophy," and The phallic idol, a novel of Glozeline times, written between 1926 and 1928," the history of a colony of individualists living in beauty at the dawn of the Neolithic era." These two texts, for the time being unpublished, were announced as to "to appear shortly"....

_____. 1935-1937. Mauer, film. French. (Mauer, film). (a series of booklets totaling 1,783 pp). Paris. Ecrivains Indépendants, Bibliothèque de l'aristocratie.´

Pour (tenter d') en finir avec cette#@!$% de saga préhistorique de Mauer, Film, par Gérard de Lacaze-Duthiers by Marc Madouraud

"(Trying) to finish with Gérard de Lacaze-Duthiers's #@!$% prehistoric saga, Mauer, Film". in:"Bulletin des Amateurs d'Anticipation Ancienne" n° 21 bis (Christmas 1998). (French)

(Thanks to Marc Madouraud for this, and many other references and cover scans for French prehistoric fiction!)

Laclavetine, Jean-Marie. 1995. Demain la veille. French. (Before Tomorrow). broché. 208 pp. Gallimard (Blanche). ISBN: 2070743179. (1997 Gallimar (Folio 2873) 240pp 2070402053)

Un roman préhistorique, vraiment? - Il n'y a pas d'autre mot. - Allons, allons. Un roman sur la vie dans les cavernes, sur les rhinocéros laineux, sur la chasse à l'aurochs? Vous voulez rire. - Préhistorique, je vous assure. Du moins en grande partie. Il y est question de l'invention du feu, des premières peintures rupestres, des relations entre les sexes, des guerres, du progrès. De la vie, en somme...

A prehistoric novel? There's no other word for it. Cave life, the woolly rhinoceros, hunting the aurochs... You want to laugh? It's prehistoric, I assure you. At least largely. It's about the invention of fire, the first cave paintings, the relations between the sexes, wars, progress. In sum, about life...

Laforge, François. 2011. Race, histoire et décadence dans les récits « préhistoriques » de J. H. Rosny aîné. French. in: Belphegor, Vol. X, No 2, Août 2011.
[Full text article online]
Lagas (pseudonym for Denis Pierard). 1968. Ptyht-Thett, l'homme des Cavernes. French. (Ptyht-Thett, the Caveman). Tintin.
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...
Lambry, Léon. 1928 (1932). Rama la fée des cavernes. French. (Rama, Fairy of the Caves). in: La Semaine de Suzette, 1928. illustrated by Maurice Toussaint. Tallandier, «Grandes Aventures» 1° série n° 406, 1932.

the first edition (1928) was under the title "Rama, l'enfant des cavernes" in la semaine de Suzette. "Rama la fée des cavernes" is the title for the 2nd (1932) edition.

_____. 1929 (1931). La Mission de Run le tordu. French. (The Mission of Run the Twisted). illustrated by E. Dot. 221 pp. pbk, Bruges [Belgium]. Desclée de Brouwer & Co / Librairie de l'Oeuvre Saint-Charles de Grammont. (in Pierrot n° 160-183, Jan 13-Jun 23, 1929; Tallandier, Paris, Grandes Aventures 1° série n° 370, cover ill. by Maurice Toussaint, 1931)

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.

_____. 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.

L'Andelyn, Charles de [1892-1976] (pseudonym for Jules Pittard). 1936. Nara le conquérant. French. (Nara the Conqueror). 192 pp. 19 cm, Neuchâtel, Genève. Attinger.´
Landreau, Max. 1946. La vengeance du Rhin. French. (The Vengeance of the Rhine). illustrated by J. Debeaux. "roman préhistorique à l'époque de la pierre polie". 192 pp. 19 cm, "La Toison d'or", Paris. Alsatia.
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.
Larigaudie, Guy de [1908-1940] (pseudonym for Guillaume Boulle de Larigaudie). 1934. Yug. French. (Yug). x, 178 pp. Paris. J. de Gigord. (Editions Scouts de France / La Hutte, Paris, pbk, cover and int. ill. by Pierre Joubert, 21 cm, 123 pp., 1945; Signe de Piste N° 1, 1975) ´

The first story written by Guy de Larigaudie is that of Yug, a boy who lived thousands of years ago. A boy from a very different time, but still very near to that of today. A boy who fought every day to stay alive, but who felt feelings similar to our own. A boy who had to defend himself against water, fire, wild beasts... and men. A boy similar to all boys of the world since the earth has turned around the sun... en français

first published in 1933 in the revue des scouts de France n°3, page 49 - Une aventure de Yug par Guy de Larigaudie.

first 3 chapters on line here, as pdf.

_____. 1938. Yug en terres inconnues. French. (Yug in unknown lands). 191 pp. Paris. J. de Gigord.´

Four times the leaves had fallen under the chill of winter, and four times the buds had returned to the tips of the branches since Yug had wandered through forests and savannas in search of his clan. His strength had grown since then — he was larger, his muscles developed, his courage greater... But a deep feeling filled his heart: the sense of adventure and the instinct for discovery... en français

_____. 2004. Yug. French. Larigaudie (dec 2004).

contains both "Yug" and "Yug en terres inconnues".
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.
Lastrego, Cristina. 2001. Prima et le petit mammouth. French. (Prima and the Little Mammoth). illustrated by Francesco Testa. 46 pp. Nord Sud (C'est moi qui lis). ISBN: 3314214294.
Petite fille des temps préhistoriques, Prima découvre un jour un bébé-mammouth. Elle voudrait bien le garder, mais son grand-père refuse, car leur grotte est trop petite. C`est pourtant grâce au petit mammouth que Prima et son ami Nakki échappent aux griffes du terrible tigre. Mais comment sortir de la caverne où ils se sont réfugiés, après l'éboulement? Une fois de plus, le petit mammouth va les sauver...
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 Braz, Anatole [1859-1926]. 1902. Ar Môr. French. in: La Revue de Paris, April 1, 1902, pp 556-568. (also in Revue Buhez Breiz, sept 1924, pp.1059-1064 and oct 1924, pp.1093-1097) *
Le Monnier, Henry [1893-1978]. nd (ca. 1940). Tiff-Huté, homme préhistorique. French. (Tiff-Huté, prehistoric man). 16 pp. 28.5 cm, Liège, Belgium. Chagor / Gordinne. (in Cap'taine Sabord, N°21 au N°48 (1947), éd. Charles Gordinne et fils)

Aventures comiques et anachroniques d'un homme préhistorique plus malin que ses lourdauds de contemporains.

Comic and anachronistic adventures of a prehistoric man shrewder than his blockhead contemporaries.

A Belgian Alley Oop?

Le Roy, Grégoire [1862-1941]. 1913. L'Étrange aventure de l'abbé Levrai. French. (The Strange Adventure of Abbe Levrai). in: Grégoire Le Roy: "Joe Trimborn". 195 pp. 19 cm. Paris. Eugène Figuière. (p. 73-87 In La Belgique fantastique avant et après Jean Ray Verviers, 1975 Belgium: André Gérard))
"...more a missing link story than a quest for a prehistoric man. But the couple described here is presented, indeed, as ancestors for the mankind." —Marc Madouraud

_____. 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. Au temps des cavernes. French. (The Days of the Cave People). illustrated by Ginette Hoffman [1955-]. 42, [5] pp. 26 cm, series: Des Enfants dans l'histoire, Paris. Casterman. ISBN: 2-203-13701-0. (Tournai; [Paris]: Casterman, 1993, 1998 2-203-13731-2)

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.

_____. (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.


There are many more Rahan editions than are shown here. Check out this Rahan site.
Lecureux, Roger [1925-1999] and André Chéret [1937-]. 1969-. Rahan; Le fils des âges farouches. French. (Rahan; Son of the Savage Age). comic strip; In addition to the last albums of Chéret (Dupuis), the collection "Tout Rahan" republishes the complete stories. Paris. Editions Vaillant.´
The "Son of the Savage Age" wanders alone in a prehistory in which all dangers seem to have decided to stand in his path. As a child, he saw his clan disappear before his eyes, taken away by a volcanic eruption. His father barely had time to pass on to him the family's talisman, a necklace of claws symbolizing the qualities of "those who walk erect". Since that day, this blond and very muscular young man has gone out to try to understand the workings of the world, to extract new knowledge from his meetings with other people and to fight against the evil that has already germinated a little everywhere. website 1, website 2, website 3

_____. 1998. Rahan; Le fils des âges farouches, l'Intégrale : tome 1. French. (Rahan; Son of the Savage Age). 167 pp. Paris. Soleil Productions. ISBN: 2877647749.

L'enfance de Rahan. Le secret du soleil. La horde folle. Le piège à poissons. La pierre magique. Le tombeau liquide. Le dieu Mammouth

_____. 1998. Rahan; Le fils des âges farouches, l'Intégrale : tome 2. French. (Rahan; Son of the Savage Age). 166 pp. Paris. Soleil Productions. ISBN: 2877647757.

La jeunesse de Rahan. Le pays a peau blanche. La longue griffe. L'arc du ciel. La bête plate. Les hommes aux jambes lourdes. Le petit d'homme.

_____. 1998. Rahan; Le fils des âges farouches, l'Intégrale : tome 3. French. (Rahan; Son of the Savage Age). 166 pp. Paris. Soleil Productions. ISBN: 2877647765.

Comme aurait fait Crao. Le nouveau piège. Mort à la Manta. Le collier de griffes. L'arme qui vole. L'arbre du démon. Le rivage interdit. Le chef des chefs.

_____. 1999. Rahan; Le fils des âges farouches, l'Intégrale : tome 4. French. (Rahan; Son of the Savage Age). 166 pp. Paris. Soleil Productions. ISBN: 2877647773.

La falaise du sacrifice. La flèche blanche. Le peuple des arbres. Le coutelas d'ivoire. Le territoire des ombres. Le tueur des mammouths. Le clan du lac maudit. La terre qui parle.

_____. 1999. Rahan; Le fils des âges farouches, l'Intégrale : tome 5. French. (Rahan; Son of the Savage Age). 166 pp. Paris. Soleil Productions. ISBN: 2877647781.

Les longues crinières. Pour sauver Alona. Le clan sauvage. Plus vite que le Zebra. La forêt des haches. Le monstre d'un autre temps. Le sorcier de la lune ronde. Les singes hommes.

_____. 1999. Rahan; Le fils des âges farouches, l'Intégrale : tome 6. French. (Rahan; Son of the Savage Age). 161 pp. Paris. Soleil Productions. ISBN: 287764779X.

Le lagon de l'effroi. Le signe de la peur. Les liens de vérité. Le dernier homme. La falaise d'argile. Le démon des marais. L'herbe miracle. L'île du clan perdu.

_____. 1999. Rahan; Le fils des âges farouches, l'Intégrale : tome 7. French. (Rahan; Son of the Savage Age). 166 pp. Paris. Soleil Productions. ISBN: 2877647803.

Les chasseurs de foudre. Le retour des Goraks. Les hommes sans cheveux. Les larmes qui volent. Les coquillages bleus. Ceux de la terre haute. Celui qui avait tué le fleuve. L'arme à trois bras.
Lecureux, Roger [1925-1999] and Raphaël (Rafaelle) Carlo Marcello. 2011. Tarao, l'enfant sauvege. Tomes 1-6. French. first published in Pif Gadget, 1982-1990. 68 pp. Collection Lécureux, Éditions du Taupinambour.

1. Fils du soleil - L'impossible poursuite - Le piège de la rivière - Gora-Ka le terrifiant
2. Le secret des singes qui parlent - Le ciel est mort - Le dernier homme - Le monstre du monde bleu - Le cobra - La plage de la peur
3. Tarao découvre les hommes - La falaise de lamort - Les cheveux au menton - Le démon des cendres - Le tombeau de granit - Les hommes à peau lisse l
4. Kaoka le géant - Le bon et les mauvais - Démon ou petit hommes ? - Le silence des ombres - Deux têtes de trop - Les profanateurs - La fille du marais l
5. Le clan des valeureux - Les tueurs de morts - Les éclairs et les ombres - Pour une goutte de sang - La piste du passé - La montagne fendues - La fureur des ombres
6. Ceux qui voulaient tuer le soleil - Le menhir de l'épouvante - Les chasseurs à dix mains - Le cauchemard de Tarao - Le peuple des enfants guerriers
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...

_____. (1949) 2000. Questa stella sarà libera. Italian. translated from the English This star shall be free by Lella Moruzzi. in: Nova SF* a. XVI (XXXIV) n. 42 (84), April, 2000. illustrated by Curt Caesar. [10386] p. 200, Bologna. Perseo Libri.

Lemasson, J.. 1943. La pierre de feu. French. (The Stone of fire). in: Le Téméraire, hors-série (numéro spécial vacances), 1943. 39.5 cm.

La grotte était située à flanc de colline. Au-dessus, c'était tout un enchevêtrement d'énormes blocs de rochers parmi lesquels l'entrée de la grotte passait inaperçue. Au-dessous, une pente douce menait à la steppe qui s'étendait loin vers le nord jusqu'aux immenses glaciers d'où venaient les torrents. Çà et là, la monotonie du paysage était coupée par des bois de chênes noueux qui abritaient toute une faune redoutable...

complete text: French   English

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).*

cover: Charles Mikolaycak

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.
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. 1905. To-Ho le tueur d'or. French. in: Journal des Voyages, 1905.

George, né de parents hollandais, a été capturé lorsqu'il était enfant par les Aaps, des sauvages intermédiaires entre l'homme et le singe, qui l'ont emporté au fond des forêts de Sumatra. En grandissant, il s'est prit d'amitié pour un des hommes-singes, To-Ho, et pour Van Kock, un ancien hollandais qui, fuyant l'humanité, a vieilli parmi les Aaps et découvert un procédé pour détruire l'or. La soeur de George, le fiancé de celle-ci, Lewen, et un vieux savant, Valtenius, ont résolu de le retrouver tout en faisant la prospection de l'or pour la maison Vanderbeim, de Rotterdam. Ils ne soupçonnent point qu'un ancien associé de cette maison, l'Allemand Koolmaan, accompagné du capitaine Ned et de cinquante bandits, s'est embarqué en même temps qu'eux pour Sumatra afin de se venger d'avoir été remercié...

_____. 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…
Levêque. 1903. Au cours des âges. Livre I. Les Âges chaotiques : le troglodyte, la cité lacustre. preface by Camille Lemonnier [1844-1913]. French. (The Flow of Time. Book I: The Age of Chaos). epic in verse. viii, 199 pp. Paris. La Plume.´
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

_____. (1960) 1993. Pourquoi j'ai mangé mon père. French. translated from the English What We Did to Father by Vercors and Rita Barisse. 182 pp. Paris. Pocket. ISBN: 2266084372 (2000). (1993, Actes Sud, 2868695027; 1999, Babel, Les Fantastiques 2742708448; 1997, Pocket, 2266040820)

Quelque part dans la savane africaine, Edouard est un Pithécanthrope insatisfait de sa situation de charognard frugivore. Snobant l'Australopithèque, primate encore mal dégrossi, et quelque peu inquiet du raffinement des industries lithiques développées par son voisin du Nord, le rugueux Néandertalien, Edouard est bien décidé à faire son petit bonhomme de chemin sur la route jonchée d'épreuves de L'Evolution, quitte à changer d'espèce s'il le faut.


L'Homond, Daniel. 2004. Contes de préhistoire. French. (Prehistoric Tales). illustrated by Sophie Trogneux. 221 pp. Editions Sud Ouest (1 avril 2004). ISBN: 2879015626 (978-2879015620).
Vous trouverez ici les contes d'un homme du XXIe siècle qui vit sur les rives de la Dordogne et s'imagine au même endroit quelque neuf mille ans plus tôt, en préhistoire, à l'époque mésolithique. Une pléiade de personnages colorés nous fait partager ses chasses et ses travaux, ses amours et ses projets. " Photographiés " dans leurs moments de vie, ces êtres d'âme et de chair nous révèlent avec émotion ce que nous sommes : des maillons humains. Et ces contes d'humour et de tendresse nous donnent curieusement envie d'adopter nos ancêtres... Dans le cours de la préhistoire, le mésolithique se situe entre le paléolithique supérieur et le néolithique, environ dix mille ans après la création des peintures de Lascaux. Cette pincée de millénaires va semer les changements importants de la culture humaine. Le climat ressemble désormais au nôtre : celui du Périgord contemporain. Les chasseurs et les cueilleuses vont se sédentariser, se socialiser. On n'orne plus de couleurs les parois des grottes, mais on décore les galets, on pêche à l'hameçon, on fait bouillir la soupe, on fixe rites et coutumes, onapprivoise mythes et esprits...
Lichtenberger, André [1870-1940]. 1930. Houck et Sla. French. (Houck and Sla). ill. 130 pp. Fernand Nathan. (1932)
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.


Ligny, Jean-Marc. 1991 (1999). L'enfant bleu. French. (The blue child). illustrated by Jean-Paul Colbus. 39 pp. Poche, Bayard (J'aime lire). ISBN: 2227727470. (Récit publié en 1991 dans la revue "J'aime lire" aux éditions Héritage)
Qui est cet enfant qui arrive mystérieusement par une nuit de tempête et de neige? Amma le découvre au petit matin ; il est bleu et il tremble de froid. Très vite, l'enfant bleu est adopté par la famille d'Amma. Et ses pouvoirs magiques vont aider la tribu. Mais cet enfant extraordinaire pourra-t-il rester longtemps avec ceux qui l'aiment?

Who is this child who arrives mysteriously one night of storm and snow? Amma discovers it in the small hours; he is blue and shivers from the cold. Very quickly, the blue child is adopted by Amma's family. And his magic powers will help the tribe. But will this extraordinary child be able to stay long with those that love him?

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) 1994. Das Rentiervolk. German. translated from the English The Reindeer People. 382 pp. pbk, Mchn. Heyne Science Fiction (5121). ISBN: 978-3453072848.

_____. 2004 (1994). Le Peuple des rennes. French. translated from the English The Reindeer People. 420 pp. pbk, Pré aux Clercs. ISBN: 978-2266160346. (Pocket (12 mars 2008))

La tâche qu'elle avait entreprise lui pesait : vivre seule avec Kerleu dans une contrée inconnue et déserte. Et, d'une manière ou d'une autre, le faire changer. Aider ce fils à devenir un être moins étrange, moins difficile à comprendre. Lui sortir de la tête les drôles d'idées du chaman et les remplacer par les talents dont il aurait besoin. Le laver de la magie que Carp commençait à cultiver en lui, comme elle aurait nettoyé une plaie pour bannir l'infection. Toute à sa détermination, elle serra les dents. Elle réussirait. Et jusqu'à ce moment-là, elle vivrait seule, à l'écart des hommes. Plus de mal fait à Kerleu. Plus de mal fait à personne. " Dans un univers désolé où le froid et la nuit règnent en maîtres, le combat d'une femme hors du commun pour protéger son fils, l'inquiétant Kerleu. Une éblouissante saga préhistorique jusqu'ici inédite en France, publiée en 1988 sous son nom véritable avant le phénoménal succès de l'Assassin royal écrit sous le pseudonyme de Robin Hobb.

_____. 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) 1994. Wolfsbruder. German. translated from the English Wolf's Brother. 303 pp. pbk, Mchn. Heyne Science Fiction (5122). ISBN: 978-3453077843.

_____. 2005. Le frère du loup. Le Peuple des Rennes, Tome 2. French. translated from the English. 275 pp. Fantasy, Le Pré aux Clercs (21 avril 2005). ISBN: 978-2842281977. (Pocket (12 mars 2008) 351pp.)

Après Le Peuple des Rennes, Megan Lindholm, avec son immense talent, nous fait vivre, jusqu'au dénouement final, la suite des aventures d'une mère et de son fils dans un univers primitif et hostile dominé par les hommes. Tillu et son fils, l'inquiétant Kerleu, ont finalement décidé de se joindre à la tribu du peuple des Rennes et suivent le groupe dans sa migration vers le Cataclysme, pâturage d'été du bétail. Malgré l'hostilité de Tillu, le chaman Carp, sorcier de la tribu, a fait de Kerleu son apprenti. Mais un beau soir, ce dernier ne rentre pas au camp. Affolée, sa mère demande au clan des Rennes de partir à sa recherche, quand une soudaine et mystérieuse maladie s'abat sur le groupe. Meurtres, violences et empoisonnements se succèdent. Tillu, accusée à tort, parviendra-t-elle à démasquer l'auteur de ces méfaits, à prouver son innocence et à retrouver son fils, le frère du loup ?

_____. 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...

_____. (1907) 1987. Avant Adam. French. translated from the English Before Adam. "Bouquins", Laffont (extrait tome 3 "Du possible à l'impossible").´

Le monde préhistorique aura inspiré, au tournant du siècle passé, deux livres que tous ceux qui les ont lus s'accordent pour qualifier d'inoubliables, en leur genre singulier : La Guerre du Feu, de J.H. Rosny Aîné (1911)... et Avant Adam de Jack London, publié quatre ans plus tôt. Le second, très différent du premier, a pour lui deux atouts qui sont l'un et l'autre dans la manière de son auteur : une brièveté qui lui permet d'être toujours à l'essentiel des choses ; et une force d'engagement capable encore, après cent ans, d'interpeller son lecteur avec une force, une urgence intactes. De même qu'il a toujours assuré avoir écrit Le Talon de fer en hommage à Marx, London n'a jamais caché qu'Avant Adam, dans son esprit, devait tout à Darwin (avec Nietzsche l'un de ses plus sûrs inspirateurs)...

_____. (1907). Dor Adam. German. translated from the English Before Adam. Illustrated with twelve full page illustrations and 22 smaller ones. 144 pp. Stuttgart.

_____. 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." ...

_____. 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...

_____. 2009. La Force des forts. French. translated from the English by Jean Talva. Phebus. (in: Grève générale, Libertalia, mai 2008)

Entre pessimisme lucide et convictions révolutionnaires, London nous présente dans ce recueil de sept nouvelles, datant de 1914, des êtres en lutte contre la fatalité qui les domine. Et, comme dans La Peste écarlate, il imagine des visions d’apocalypse, nous dévoilant l’avenir terrifiant qui pourrait être le nôtre si nous ne réagissons pas : un pays entier détruit, et même la survie humaine menacée par un génie malfaisant. Cependant, si les hommes surmontent leur individualisme et leur égoïsme, font les choix qui s’imposent et, collectivement, prennent en main leur destin, ils sont capables de vaincre l’oppression dont ils sont victimes et de faire triompher un mode d’existence radieux.

_____. 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...")

_____. 1925. Le Vagabond des étoiles. French. translated from the English. xi-285 pp. G. Crès & Cie, août 1925.

_____. (1915) 1962. Spaendetrøjen. Danish. translated from the English The Jacket. pbk,

Lortac, R(obert) [1884-1973] (pseudonym for Robert Collard). 1951. Tétar-Zan. French. in: L'Epatant n° 1 - 44, 1951. illustrated by Mat (Marcel Turlin). (in graphic novel: "Les Exploits de Tétar-Zan", SPE, Paris, nd)

1 Les aventures préhistoriques de Tétar-Zan 19.04.1951
7 Tétar-Zan apprenti tailleur 31.05.1951
13 Tétar-Zan arrange tout 12.07.1951
21 Tétar-Zan - Le cimetière des Mammouths 06.09.1951
27 Tétar-Zan vainqueur 18.10.1951
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...
Lummis, Charles F.. 1903. Poh-Hlaik, the Cave-Boy. in: St. Nicholas Magazine, Vol. XXX, October, 1903. Century Co., New York.
Lysøe, Éric. 1994. La Guerre du Feu: Une vision épique de l'évolution. French. (The War for Fire: An epic vision of evolution). Une version résumée de ce texte a paru comme postface à La Guerre du feu (Bruxelles, Labor-Arles, Actes Sud, coll. «Babel», 1994, p. 267-289).

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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!
Macdonald, Fiona. 2001. L'Âge de pierre. French. 32 pp. Le Journal Du Temps, Epigones, 29/03/2001.
Le journal du Temps a passé ses archives au crible pour réunir ses meilleurs articles sur l'Age de pierre. En même temps que les récits des grands événements qui ont façonné l'histoire, vous découvrirez la fascinante vie quotidienne. La dernière chasse au bison est un franc succès : la nourriture de l'hiver est assurée. Les Néandertaliens ont-ils vraiment disparu ? Les effets du froid : comment survivre à la glaciation ? Prenez le coup de main du tailleur de pierre : fabriquez vos propres outils ! Essayez les nouvelles technologies : lancez-vous dans l'agriculture ! Pour ou contre apprivoiser un loup ? Le journal du Temps, le meilleur moyen de connaître l'Age de pierre. En fait, tout ce que vous attendez d'un journal moderne, et même beaucoup plus !
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.
Madouraud, Marc. 1998 (?). "Les cités dans les glaces" d'Yves Dermèze. French. (Yves Dermèze's "Les cités dans les glaces"). in: Bulletin des Amateurs d'Anticipation Ancienne, p. 55-58. complete article.

_____. 1998. Pour (tenter d') en finir avec cette #@!$% de saga préhistorique de Mauer, Film, par Gérard de Lacaze-Duthiers. French. (Trying to finish with Gérard de Lacaze-Duthier's #@!$% prehistoric saga, "Mauer, film"). in: Bulletin des Amateurs d'Anticipation Ancienne, N° 21, Christmas, 1998. complete article.

Mahieu, Priscille and Eric Le Brun. 2009. Ticayou: Le petit Cro-Magnon. French. 30 pp. Petit Bonum (4/2/09), Milan Jeunesse. ISBN: 2745937944 (978-2745937940).
Assez ! Ticayou en a assez ! Assez qu'on se moque de lui. Tout ça parce qu'il est toujours tout crotté ! Mais Ticayou le petit Cro-Magnon a un secret. Rira bien qui rira le dernier !

_____. 2009. Ticayou: Chasseur de la Prehistoire. French. 30 pp. Milan Jeunesse (5 novembre 2009). ISBN: 978-2745940537.

Ticayou veut partir à la chasse comme les grands qui nourrissent la tribu. Même si ce n'est pas facile quand on est petit...Il va devoir ruser. Mais pour ça, Ticayou est vraiment doué !
Malac, Jean [1928-] (pseudonym for Raymond Calame [JM]) and Yvan Delporte. 1961-1972. Onkr, l'Abominable homme des glaces. French. (Onkr, The Abominable Iceman). in: "Le Journal de Mickey" (Edi-Monde). 2 pp per week, 1961-1972: 14 serialzed stories. illustrated by Tenas (pseudonym of Louis Saintels). comic strip. More on-line here and the collected stories here.
Onkr, a super-strong caveman, is found frozen in Siberian ice by Professors Schmoll and Dugommier. After thawing out, Onkr goes on a Hulk-like rampage throughout France, also hunted by two other villainous scientists, Professors Zinzin and Moleskine. Eventually, Onkr mellows out, as do the villains, and returns to Siberia. There, the four scientists find a whole tribe of "Onkrians" (including Onkr's father, Papa Onkr) whom they befriend. They later go hunting for the Onkrakrikru, a mischievious, blue-skinned flying sea-horse-like creature. Other adventures followed in which they met more extravagant creatures.
Malaguzzi, D.B.. 1946. Jagul et Pali. French. translated from the Italian. Collection Jeunesse, Delachaux-Niestlé.
Beaucoup (trop, peut-être) d'invention et d'imagination : des chasses aux fauves, des mammouths, des dinosaures (?), des combats avec des hommes de Néandertal , au milieu de Vénètes, de Ligures et de Phéniciens...
Malaterre, Jacques and Michel Fessler. 2007. Le sacre de l'homme. Homo Sapiens invente les civilisations. French. illustrated by André Chéret, Loïc Malnati. 46 pp. Angle de vue, Bamboo Editions (4 avril 2007). ISBN: 978-2350782515.
"Il y a douze mille ans, l'homme prend soudainement un tournant décisif. Il sort de la préhistoire et pose les fondations des premières civilisations. Sapiens sapiens se sédentarise et invente l'agriculture, l'élevage, le commerce, la roue, l'alliage des métaux, les religions, l'écriture, l'architecture... Sur son chemin, de nombreuses épreuves l'attendent : la propriété privée engendre les premières guerres, le bétail provoque des épidémies ravageuses, la surpopulation, des famines... Mais Sapiens sapiens continue, inlassablement à bâtir la société qui est aujourd'hui la nôtre. La conscience de l'autre, de son avenir, et de l'humanité font désormais partie de ses devoirs. Voici le récit des grands moments qui ont conduit, à travers les siècles, à notre naissance."Revivez le documentaire événement de France 2 dans son adaptation BD, illustrée par André Chéret, le dessinateur de Rahan !
Malaterre, Jacques, Frédéric Fougea, and Pierre Pelot. 2005. Homo Sapiens. Il va changer la face du monde. French. illustrated by Loïc Malnati. Sous la direction scientifique d’Yves Coppens. scénaristes: Jacques Malaterre, Frédéric Fougea et Pierre Pelot. 46 pp. Angle de vue, Bamboo (26 janvier 2005). ISBN: 978-2915309805.
Grand Angle signe l’adaptation en bande dessinée d’Homo Sapiens, le docu-fiction événement de France 3, suite de l’Odyssée de l’Espèce.Il y a deux cent cinquante mille ans, le premier représentant direct de notre espèce apparaît sur terre. Il va peu à peu remplacer tous les autres hominidés. Il va explorer la terre, atteindre tous les territoires de notre planète, puis se sédentariser et se lancer à la conquête du monde de l’imaginaire.Il découvre l’art, la magie et les mondes invisibles. La nature le met toujours au défi : cataclysmes, changements climatiques et géologiques. Plusieurs fois, il perd tout, mais il trouve toujours un moyen de survivre, de mieux comprendre notre planète et d’aller au-delà de ses limites.Il crée le divin pour expliquer sa genèse. Et ce divin va l’exalter et l’amener à immortaliser sa présence par des œuvres magistrales : tombeaux, monuments dédiés aux dieux... Et il invente l’écriture, l’architecture, la médecine...Quelle est sa véritable histoire ? Comment les migrations se sont-elles produites ? Comment les continents se sont-ils peuplés ? Quelle est l’origine des multiples inventions faites par sapiens ? Comment ces inventions se sont-elles propagées ?
Malone, Vincent. 2003. Quand papa était petit y'avait des dinosaures. French. (When Daddy was young there were dinosaurs). illustrated by André Bouchard. 48 pp. 38 cm, Seuil Jeunesse.
Quand papa était petit, la vie était très compliquée. Il n'y avait pas d'antibiotiques, si tu avais la grippe, tu étais mort.Sur le mode enfantin d'un "Quand papa était petit, y'avait.", l'auteur invente une fable délirante sur le monde d'aujourd'hui vu depuis la Préhistoire.
Manceau, M(arcelle). 1966. Le Talisman du soleil. French. (The talisman of the sun). illustrated by B. Ducourant. 154 pp. 19.5 cm, Editions de l'Amitié, Paris. G.T. Rageot, "Bibliothèque de l'Amitié".
Cro-Magnon, Néanderthal, pourquoi ces noms évoquent-ils pour nous des êtres cruels, au physique terrifiant ? L'homme des cavernes était sûrement beaucoup plus séduisant que l'image que noue nous en faisons, et l'histoire de Baha, partant à la recherche du bâton de commandement de sa tribu, est une aventure vivante et mouvementée, qui prête à nos ancêtres un visage nouveau et sans doute plus vrai.

Cro-Magnon, Neanderthal... why do these names evoke images of cruel beings of terrifying physique? The cave man was surely more attractive than the image we paint of him, and the story of Baha, going out in search of the staff of command of his tribe, is a living and eventful adventure, which gives our forebears a new and probably truer face.

- Marcello, Raphaël (Rafaelle) Carlo. 1982. La Guerre du feu. French. see: J.-H. Rosny 1909. 30 pp. Editions G.P. Rouge et Or. ISBN: 2-261-01113-X.
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) ´*


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
Marshall, Jill and Sam Childs. 2009. Caro des cavernes. French. 30 pp. Editions Talents Hauts (27 août 2009). ISBN: 978-2916238500.
Caro vit dans une grotte avec ses parents, son frère David et son mammouth laineux, Doudouche. Elle a un point commun avec Doudouche : ses longs cheveux embroussaillés. Lors des jeux Préhistoriques, son frère ne veut pas la laisser participer aux épreuves sous prétexte qu’elle n’est qu’une fille. C’est pourtant elle qui va tirer David et ses copains d’affaire grâce à ses cheveux et à son esprit d’aventure. Un album plein de fantaisie et d’humour anglais dans une Préhistoire « décalée ».
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.
Mauffret, Yvon [1927-]. 1967. Le trésor du menhir. French. (The treasure of the menhir). illustrated by Christine Loussot. Bibliothêque de l'amitié. (1982 Les Maîtres de l'aventure, Rageot; 1992: éditions de l'amitié, Bruno Pilorget, ill. 2700211960; 1998: Rageot, Cascade Romans)

C'est l'histoire de Ronan qui vit avec son grand-père : pépé Jean-Jacques. Il est passionné par les menhirs. Lors d'une tempête, au-dessus de la falaise, un arbre est déraciné, dévoilant un menhir. Tout de suite, Ronan le remarque et va le voir de plus près. Au retour, il dévoile sa découverte à pépé Jean-Jacques. Ce dernier lui raconte que selon une légende, un trésor serait enfoui sous le menhir...


Maurin, Bernard. 1998. L'Aube du lac. French. (The dawn of the lake). 282 pp. Gaïa. ISBN: 2910030504.
Losates, Boïates, Tarusates ou Cocosates ; durant les premiers temps de notre histoire, aux confins de la lande et de l'océan, des hommes vivent en paix du produit de leur pêche dans ce qui deviendra plus tard l'Aquitaine. Dans leurs villages respectifs, ils guettent l'arrivée des marchands bituriges, porteurs de richesses et de nouvelles du monde romain qui les entoure. Deuxième fils du chef Toronos, Yarik trépigne à l'idée de quitter l'enfance et d'accéder au statut d'«homme». Pour ce faire, il lui faut à tout prix revenir vainqueur d'une difficile épreuve : aller sur le lac et pêcher le brochet en solitaire ; sinon mieux vaut disparaître à jamais plutôt que subir le déshonneur d'un échec. Yarik en reviendra non seulement en homme, mais grandi, riche de rencontres, de connaissances et d'expériences nouvelles. Mais le peuple ennemi des Losates viendra modifier le cours d'une vie qui s'annonçait si simple.

_____. 1999. La Pirogue. French. (The Canoe). 284 pp. Gaïa. ISBN: 2910030628.

Un petit village teute, tout au nord du Rhin, il y a trois mille ans, est attaqué par surprise par des guerriers saxes. Quelques Teutes réussissent à s'échapper. Complètement démunis, ils n'ont rien, même pas le bois qui leur sert à faire le feu... Commencent alors les aventures d'Amloc qui va devoir faire preuve de courage tant physique que moral pour vivre et survivre dans un monde hostile et inconnu. Du fond des âges et des eaux, l'auteur fait surgir des personnages dont les comportements et les sentiments nous sont proches. On y rencontre des brutes, des sournois, mais aussi de belles figures, intelligentes, courageuses, porteuses d'humanité, comme celles de Sanaaf et d'Amloc.
Mauvrac, Julien. nd (ca. 1925). Les Robinsons de l'abîme. French. (The Robinsons of the Abyss). 4 parts bound together in-12° 32 pp. each. Cover illustrated by Yrondy. 128 pp. Paris. France-éditions.
Un savant français, le docteur Vernier, a l'idée d'établir pour ses malades un sanatorium souterrain. Dans ce but, accompagné d'un jeune garçon, Emile Joliot dit Mimile, il descend dans un gouffre de la Lozère, l'Aven-Armand...
(A comic of the same name, Robinsons de l'Abîme appeared in Siroco. 1943, by Marijac, pseudonym of Jacques Dumas)
Max, Paul. 1913. Volcar le terrible. French. (Volcar the terrible). 324 pp. Paris. E. Figuière.´
Earlier than 1913 - the book apparently inspired a symphonic suite by Charles Strony in 1910. ) [Google Books]
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

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]) ´*
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...
Mediano, Lorenzo [1959-]. 2003. El secreto de la diosa. Spanish. (The secret of the Goddess). 472 pp. 24 cm, Barcelona. Grijalbo. ISBN: 84-253-3769-0. (2003 Círculo de Lectores, S.A.; 2004 Nuevas Ediciones de Bolsillo; 2005 RBA Coleccionables, S.A.)

Hace diez mil años, durante el Neolítico, tuvo lugar uno de los más importantes cambios en la historia del hombre. No solo configuró una sociedad sedentaria, agricultora y ganadera, que abandonaba el nomadismo y la caza, sino que trascocó el orden establecido convirtiendo el tradicional matriarcado en una sociedad regida por los hombres. Las diosas perdieron su lugar para ser sustituidas por símbolos fálicos y toros, por dioses masculinos.

10,000 years ago during the Neolithic Age, occurred one of the most important changes in human history. Not only changing to a sedentary society, farmers and ranchers, who abandoned nomadic hunting life, but the established order, converting traditional matriarchic society to one ruled by men. The goddesses lost their place to be replaced by phallic symbols and bulls, male gods....

_____. 2005. Tras la huella del hombre rojo. Spanish. (On the trail of the red man). 472 pp. 24 cm, Barcelona. Debolsillo. ISBN: 9788425339691. (Grijalbo, 2005, 535p; 2006)

Treinta mil años antes de nuestra era. Los cromañones se han extendido por todo el mundo y los neandertales sólo subsisten en el sur de la península Ibérica, protegidos por un río. Entonces se inicia una nueva era glaciar.Ibai, una joven chamán cromañón, viaja hasta la orilla del Gran Río para invocar a los espíritus y encontrar la manea de derrotar al dios del frío. Allí encuentra a Bid, un neandertal que ha dejado su tribu, ansioso por realizar una hazaña que le haga merecer el respeto de los suyos.Dos especies distintas se descubren, intentan comunicarse, desconfían y al mismo tiempo se atraen. Juntos, Ibai y Bid se ven obligados a luchar contra el gran chamán del fuego que desea dominar a los dioses y a los clanes...
Melano, Olivier. 1999. La Grotte sacrée. French. (The Sacred Cave). 37 pp. L'Ecole des loisirs (Archimède). ISBN: 2211050212 (978-2211094115). (2008)
Au temps des hommes de Cro-Magnon, il fallait déjà se réveiller le matin… Ce matin donc, le Clan se réveille et aujourd'hui, il faut aller ravitailler les hommes qui décorent la grotte sacrée pour la prochaine cérémonie de chasse. Agda et Olna, deux enfants du Clan, sont du voyage. Agda brave l'interdit et pénètre dans la grotte… Pêche, chasse, cueillette, taille de silex, préparation des peaux, peinture… telle était la vie quotidienne des hommes, il y a quelques quinze mille ans, quand les rennes parcouraient encore nos régions.
Meunier, Madame Stanislas (née Léonie Levallois) [1852-?]. 1889 (1893). Misère et grandeur de l'humanité primitive. French. (The misery and grandeur of primitive man). In-4°, XI-292 p., fig. et pl. 292 pp. 3rd ed., Paris. A. Picard et Kaan. (Paris: A. Picard et Kaan, (1889) Gr. In-8°, xi, 316 pp, fig. et pl. Collection Picard. Bibliothèque scientifique et industrielle) ´

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.
Michelet, Claude. 1996. Histoires des paysans de France. French. (Stories of French peasants). 304 pp. Editions Robert Laffont.
Two short stories in this book. One tells the life of the first seeders in France. The second is about the discovery of the first use of copper as tool's blades....
Depuis "Des grives aux loups" à "L’appel des engoulevents", les Vialhe, paysans corréziens, sont entrés dans le paysage sentimental de la France rurale. Pendant des siècles, du néolithique à l’agronomie triomphante des années 50, ces hommes et ces femmes, par leur labeur, leur intelligence et leur fidélité au sol natal, ont construit et maintenu un espace à leur mesure. Ils ont fait de leur territoire, et au-delà de leur pays, le plus beau jardin nourricier du monde. En cette fin de siècle qui voit la mort programmée de la paysannerie, cette saga millénaire est celle d’un peuple et d’une civilisation
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.

Mikhailov, Mikhail Larionovich [1827-1865]. 1869. Za predelami istorii (Za milliony let). Russian. (Beyond History (Millions of Years Ago)). in: "Delo" magazine, #3-4. (written 1863-65, published posthumously).
translated excerpt:
The dark skin is plentifully covered by hair, as by rare wool. An angular thick skull on which the strongest branch will be broken is half hidden in a nape. Narrow and low bumpy forehead is hardly visible from under brilliant black curly hair felted as the felt. As if constantly on the alert ears have lagged behind a head and have risen highly. A jaw is exposed far forward, and wide, chubby lips have almost covered a flat nose. Only eyes are good. A dark and bright pupil in a clear white shines with courage, passion, force. All his dark body also breathes with the same fresh, untouched force: the wide, raised shoulders, a thick neck, iron muscles of arms (arms are much longer than ours), a powerful hip, fast and strong legs, thin from knees down, without hard-roes, like satyrs and fauns created by the Greek imagination had, - only instead of a hoof there’s a real human foot, long, wide and flat. Fingers on it are so flexible and strong, that it is possible to grasp a branch of a tree almost as dexterously by them, as by fingers of a hand. (Ameshavkin)
Mikulov, Oleg. 1998. Zakon krovi (Закон крови). Russian. (The Scripture of Blood). Series: Kamennyj vek [The Stone Age; in addition to Mikulov's novels the series includes translations of Western "prehistoric novels"]. Commentaries by Prof. M. Anikovich. 608 pp. Moscow. Azbuka. ISBN: 5-7684-0582-8.
The prehistoric tribe of Mammoth Children lives in a camp, easily identifiable as the Upper Palaeolithic site of Kostenki (Don River valley). The essence of their life is a continuous struggle against natural forces, against predators, against warriors from other tribes. Mammoth tusk spears and flint daggers are the only tools the men have to oppose the hostile environment. Only fortitude and experience of the elders help the people not just to live, but also to occupy new territories. This novel of Oleg Mikulov tells the story of the tribe leaving their accustomed territories and moving to unknown lands.

_____. 1999. Tropa dlinoju v zhizn' (Тропа длиною в жизнь). Russian. (A Lifelong Path). Series: Kamennyj vek [The Stone Age; in addition to Mikulov's novels the series includes translations of Western "prehistoric novels"]. Commentaries by Prof. M. Anikovich. Moscow. Azbuka. ISBN: 5-7684-0752-9.

The sequel to "The Scripture of blood" tells the story of a hunter from the tribe of the Tiger Children, who didn't think he was A Chosen One, whose way lays across all of Prehistoric Europe, a story about the eternal struggle of Good and Evil that requires everyone to make his choice...
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.
Mirman, Louis [1916-]. 1977 (1990). Le silex noir. French. (The Black Flint). illustrated by Nathaële Vogel. supp. ludique. ill. en n. et b. 199+32 pp. Folio Junior Edition Speciale, Paris. Gallimard. ISBN: 2-07-033566-6. (1997: Poche 2070514072, shown)

L'inquiétude règne au camp de la tribu des Cènes. Zaag, le devin, a interrogé les esprits : un enfant doit être sacrifié à la terre, pour obtenir le miraculeux Ka-loum, le silex noir. Le jeune Finn s'interroge : Pourquoi Zaag entoure-t-il sa science d'un si grand mystère? Et que deviennent les enfants qu'il emmène chaque année, la nuit, pour le sacrifice?

The camp of the tribe of the Cènes is uneasy. Zaag, the soothsayer, has heard the spirits: a child must be sacrificed to the earth, to get the miraculous Ka-loum, the black flint. Young Finn asks himself: Why does Zaag surround his science with such great mystery? And what becomes of the children whom he takes every year, at night, for the sacrifice?

_____. 1985 (1990). Youg. French. (Youg). illustrated by Philippe Munch. ill. en n. et b. 207 pp. Folio Junior, Paris. Gallimard. ISBN: 2-07-033301-9.

Las de vivre parmi ceux de sa tribu, Youg est parti, seul, sur son radeau. Sur les rivages, les hommes vivraient heureux s'ils n'étaient pas tyrannisés par une tribu guerrière venue de la mer. Youg découvre Shram, une jeune fille belle et secrète au fond d'un gouffre. Est-elle maîtresse de ces lieux... ou prisonnière ?

Weary of life among those of his tribe, Youg has left, alone, on his raft. On the shores, men could live happily if they were not tyrannized by warring tribes who come by sea. Youg discovers Shram, a young, beautiful and mysterious girl at the bottom of a gulf. Is she mistress of these places... or prisoner?

_____. 1987. Grite parmi les loups. French. (Grite among the wolves). illustrated by Philippe Munch. ill. en n. et b. 151 pp. Folio Junior, Paris. Gallimard. ISBN: 2-07-033399-X.

La horde de chasse est partie. Grite, 15 ans, a été chargée d'assurer lasécurité de tous ceux qui sont restés au camp. C'est alors que des nomades armés de mystérieuses flèches font irruption dans le pays...

The hunting band has left. Grite, 15, has been charged to protect all those who have remained in camp. And then the armed nomads with their mysterious arrows arrive...

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.

_____. 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) *
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.
Molina Llorente, Pilar [1941-]. 1964. Ut y las estrellas. Spanish. (Ut and the stars). 138 pp. 20 cm, Madrid. Doncel.

Novela profundamente humana; es el contraste entre la acción del instinto y el pensador creador. Ut, el protagonista, es un pensador, un hombre que no se conforma con lo que ha heredado. Busca algo más, busca una explicación para la violencia, una salida para la crueldad, un motivo para vivir, un Dios superior a todo lo creado. Su actitud ante la vida, su amor a los demás y su inquietud creadora le hacen diferente y por ello temido y repudiado. La leyenda de Ut, tan lejana en el tiempo, se repite a través de la historia y aun en nuestros días, cada vez que un hombre intenta ser realmente humano.

Monbarlet, J.-Valéry. 1867. L'Age antéhistorique. French. (The Prehistoric Age). narrivative poem, full title: L'Age antéhistorique. I. Horizons perdus. II. Lueurs. III. La Débâcle. IV. L'Homme. V. Horizons nouveaux. Poëme... 51 pp. In-8°, Bergerac : impr. de Faisandier.´
Le 21 juin 1866, l'Académie de Montauban couronnait L'Âge antéhistorique de J.-Valéry Monbarlet. Publié un an plus tard, ce poème en cinq parties témoigne de l'intérêt que suscitent les recherches préhistoriques durant la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle :

Extraits choisis et commentés par Éric LYSØE illustrant La Guerre du feu de J.-H. Rosnyaîné

Montalbetti, Christine. 2002. L'origine de l'homme. French. 279 pp. Fiction, P.O.L. (30 août 2002). ISBN: 978-2867449000. (Gallimard (30 novembre 2006), 320 pp.)

Comment devenir un héros ? Le douanier paléontologue Jacques Boucher de Crève-coeur de Perthes, figure historique du XIXe siècle, mais frère en fiction de Don Quichotte, a tout essayé : le roman maritime, enfant, embarqué sur des bateaux soumis aux attaques des corsaires; l'épopée, menant ses guerres douanières sans trouver les champs de bataille, ou d'autres fois immergé en le coeur de l'action sans la reconnaître; le roman mondain, où de salons en salles de bal notre jeune homme s'exerçait à rimer. Revenu à Abbeville, où nous le rencontrons en cet automne 1862, prenant son bain quotidien dans la rivière, il a une idée nouvelle : découvrir un fragment d'homme antédiluvien.Un petit voyage à Mers-les-Bains avec Margot, qui permet à Jacques de s'essayer, pourquoi pas, à figurer dans un roman sentimental, l'en distrait un moment. Mais à son retour, la péripétie semble se préciser. Jacques deviendra-t-il un héros ?Ici ou là, ponctuant le récit de ses aventures, passent quelques hommes préhistoriques...
Monti, Jolanda Colombini. 1953. Notre histoire commence ainsi. French. Éditions Piccoli.
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.´*


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...

_____. 1904 (nd). A l'aurore de l'humanité. préface de Henry D. Davray. French. translated from the English The Pagan's Progress by Eug. Dupont. illustrated by René Druart. In-16. 159 pp. Paris. Charles Amat & Reims : L. Michaud.´

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...
Moulinasse, Julienne-M.. 1930. Des Signes sur le roc. French. (From the Signs on the Rock). illustrated by R. Bouillerot. 162 pp. Dijon. Edition du Cep Burgonde; chez l'auteur, Enghien, Belgique.
Moulinasse, Julienne-M. with Raoul Bouillerot. 1936. Han, la néolithique. French. (Han of the Neolithic). illustrated by H. Poos. Enghien, Belgique. Editions des Voix Wallonnes.

Moulins, Maurice de [1898-1967] (pseudonym for Albert Bonneau). 1932. La tribu du Lac d'Azur. French. (The Tribe of Azure Lake). illustrated by Maurice Toussaint (?). broché. 220 pp. «Grandes Aventures» 1° série n° 402, Tallandier.

Mouton, Mylène. 2007. Soleils d'ocre. French. (Ochre Suns). 213 pp. (10 janvier 2007), Gaïa. ISBN: 2847200908 (978-2847200904).
Il y a 12 000 ans, au pied des Alpes, le clan de Fraou vit et se déplace au rythme des saisons, en célébrant la mémoire de Tadiik'anh, le souffle sacré du renne. Un soir un chasseur ramène un garçon étranger, qu'il a trouvé gisant, blessé. Il a les cheveux rouges. Rouges comme les traînées d'ocre qui semblent flamboyer dans le ciel crépusculaire. Un signe, disent les chasseurs. Le lendemain naissent deux enfants jumeaux, fille et garçon. Ils seront le joyau du clan, " enfants-chance " garants de la protection d'Eryniâ, la Lune. A condition de n'être jamais séparés, telle est la loi du clan. Mais déjà en ces temps lointains, les lois de l'amour, de la jalousie et de la haine président aux destins.
Moynet, Georges. 1904. Le Tueur de Mammouth. French. (The Mammoth Killer). in: Journal des Voyages, 2nd series, No. 418: Dec., 1904. published as an etext, ArcheoSF, at publie.net, 2/2012, 47 pp, ISBN 978-2-81450-587-2, first 15 pages can be read here. ´

Des siècles se sont écoulés depuis ce temps, des siècles et encore des siècles, par centaines, par milliers peut-être. Sur le sol qui se nommera bien plus tard la France, les fleuves démesurés coulent à pleines eaux dans les vallées qu’ils creusent.

Les forêts épaisses s’étagent sur les montagnes et descendent, touffues, jusque dans les plaines herbeuses. Les hommes, vêtus de peaux de bêtes, groupés en petites tribus, subsistaient de leur chasse. Ils n’avaient d’autre souci que d’emplir leurs estomacs, trop souvent vides, et d’échapper à...

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."
Mysor, Fernand (pseudonym for Fernand Fricou). 1923. Les Semeurs d'epouvante. Roman des temps jurassiques. French. (The Sowers of Terror: A novel of the Jurassic era). 256 pp. 19 cm, Paris. Editions Bernard Grasset.´

? includes prehistoric humans?

_____. 1925. Va'hour l'illuminé. French. (Vahour the Visionary). 254 pp. Paris. Baudinière.´

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