Painters of the caves

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A strikingly illustrated introduction to the Ice Age peoples of Europe-- Compelling text and vivid illustrations present the story of the Cro-Magnon humans who lived in Europe during Ice Age

In this beautifully illustrated book for young readers, Patricia Lauber brings to life the Cro-Magnons of Europe -- the Ice Age hunters and gatherers who were the ancestors of modern humans. Writing with simplicity, clarity, and sophistication, she examines all aspects of their lives -- what they ate, how they hunted, what tools they made, where they lived, and what art they created. In every case, she takes care to separate known facts from theoretical conjectures, giving renders a portrait that is as accurate as it is lively.

She opens and closes the book with striking cave paintings -- of woolly rhinos, horses, bison, lions, and others -- that were a hallmark of these early people, and presents four theories about why they were created. In between, she details what we do know: the Cro-Magnon's origins in Africa and the Middle East; their push into Europe 35,000 years ago; their 5,000-year overlap with Neanderthals. Throughout, the story

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Grouped Work ID 99a85d5f-db19-d5a8-1926-c03795f22182
Grouping Title painters of the caves
Grouping Author lauber patricia
Grouping Category book
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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 1
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.8
author Lauber, Patricia.
author_display Lauber, Patricia
display_description Describes the 1994 discovery made in Chauvet, France, of a cave with Stone Age rock paintings, and discusses the significance of cave art to people living in prehistoric as well as modern times.
id 99a85d5f-db19-d5a8-1926-c03795f22182
isbn 9780792270959
last_indexed 2019-03-20T08:52:29.12Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
primary_isbn 9780792270959
publishDate 1998
record_details ils:a131877|Book|Books||English|National Geographic Society,|1998.|48 p. : ill. : 29 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
subject_facet Art, Prehistoric -- France -- Juvenile literature, Art, Prehistoric -- France -- Vallon-Pont-d'Arc -- Juvenile literature, Cave paintings -- France -- Juvenile literature, Cave paintings -- France -- Vallon-Pont-d'Arc -- Juvenile literature, Chauvet Cave (France) -- Juvenile literature, Rock paintings -- France -- Juvenile literature
title_display Painters of the caves
title_full Painters of the caves / by Patricia Lauber
title_short Painters of the caves
topic_facet Art, Prehistoric, Cave paintings, Rock paintings