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When I read this book, I just loved it because I loved anthropology and archeology and all that pre-history science stuff. I pulled out the atlas and found the region where the clan lived and then, later, traced the trips of the various people in the subsequent books. Auel did terrific research to write this story. From the little I learned in High School anthro, it seemed that her details and narrative were really fabulous and her characters imaginatively and pretty realistically created. I wou ...more
At first I didn't know if I was going to be able to finish this book. There is a lot of descriptions, they were good but very long. I'm glad that I didn't give up the book, halfway through the story started to fly by. The characters started to gather life and became interesting. It's about this little girl (Ayla) who is left orphaned and alone during prehistoric times, then picked up and raised by Neanderthals. The rituals that the people preformed to claim their property, saftety during a hunt ...more