The Clan of the Cave Bear, Part 1 of 2 (Earth's Children #1 part 1/2)
It is 30,000 years ago, the final Ice Age of the Pleistocene Epoch. The earth is peopled by Neanderthals -- squat, bow-legged, nonverbal, they live in clans, exist by foraging, and are ruled by taboos. The Cro-Magnons, the people who will replace them, are just emerging.
When an earthquake destroys a Cro-Magnon dwelling, they tame the prairie, to the...more
I read these books for the first time as an early teen (11-12?, something like that); rereading them not only gives me a different viewpoint into the history, the detailed relationships that develop, and the true meaning of family tha ...more
Auel attended University of Portland, and earned an MBA in 1976. She receiv ...more