Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans

Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans


They survived via their wits in a snowbound global, searching, and occasionally being hunted by way of, animals repeatedly their dimension. by means of flickering firelight, they drew bison, deer, and mammoths on cavern partitions- brilliant photos that grab our imaginations after thirty thousand years. they're identified to archaeologists because the Cro-Magnons-but who have been they? easily placed, those humans have been one of the first anatomically smooth people. For millennia, their hunter-gatherer tradition flourished in small wallet throughout Ice Age Europe, the far-off forerunner to the civilization we are living in now.

Bestselling writer Brian Fagan brings those early people out of the deep freeze along with his trademark mixture of erudition, state-of-the-art technological know-how, and bright storytelling. Cro-Magnon unearths human society in its infancy, dealing with huge, immense environmental demanding situations from glaciers, predators, and a rival species of humans-the Neanderthals. Cro-Magnon captures the adaptability that has made people an unrivaled luck as a species. dwelling on a frozen continent with simply crude instruments, Ice Age people survived and thrived. In those pages, we meet our so much impressive ancestors.

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