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Although Jean Auel obviously takes certain liberties with the actions and motivations of all our ancestors, her extensive research into the Ice Age does shine through--especially in the detailed knowledge of plants and natural remedies used by the medicine woman and passed down to Ayla. Mostly, though, this first in the series of four is a wonderful story of survival. Ayla's personal evolution is a compelling and relevant tale. --Sara Nickerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very interesting and compelling story. It starts slowly, and has a lot of unfamiliar terms (looked up in the dictionary a lot), even for a former Sociology student familiar with... Read morePublished 1 day ago by aria5
Neolithic Europe, Ayla - a young Cro-magnon child is adopted by a tribe of Neanderthals when her true parents die in an earthquake. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Crookedmouth
A classic that I first read as a teenager did not disappoint all these years later so must not date . Read morePublished 8 days ago by Narelle Spencer
A great book to read, I have read it about 5 times. I have been told that this book has been recommend to college students studying anthropology. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Sharron Williams
Present for my wife. Was not first edition but was signed. As stated. Quick delivery as wellPublished 8 days ago by Doc
I have absolutely adored this story since the first time I read it in middle school. The descriptions can be lengthy, but Jean Auel really took the time to put this story together... Read morePublished 14 days ago by brandi