This behind-the-scenes look at the search, discovery, and examination of Ice Age sites and artifacts reveals the real stories behind America's most important archaeological discoveriesand the teenagers, cowboys, and farmers who made them.
|Publisher:||Smith, Gibbs Publisher|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Douglas Preston has written extensively about America's past in books such as Dinosaurs in the Attic, Cities of Gold, and Talking to the Ground. He is best known for his archaeological suspense mysteries including The Relic, Riptide, and Reliquary. He has contributed to motion picture and television projects, as well as The New Yorker, National Geographic, and Harper's magazines. Preston is a research associate at the Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe and a board member of the School of American Research. He divides his time between Sante Fe and Italy.
Read an Excerpt
It is late September and there's already a bite of cold in the early morning air. A burst of northwesterly wind pushes waves across the tops of auburn-colored prairie grass. A family of mammoths is foraging on sedge and willow leaves as they follow the dry mud-cracked streambed in search of water. An old matriarch, like her mother before her, is leading the herd to a source of water, just as she has done hundreds of times before. She is taking them slowly across the broad flat plains to a spring-fed pond at the head of a coulee in the western hills. Raising the dexterous tip of her trunk, she detects faint traces of moisture in the air, a reinforcing gesture to the other mammoths that indeed they are on the right path to water.
Table of ContentsContents
A Day in the Life
Cowboys & Collectors
The Crook County Clovis Cache
The Trail to Crook County
The Sunrise Mine
Thieves of Time
How Old is Clovis?
Were Clovis th First Americans?
Routes of Entry
Ice Age Cave Explorers
Clovis & Beyond
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book is more fiction than science. Some interesting facts, but it read more like a rambling western than a scientific investigation. I would put it at a 6th grade reading level; it would probably appeal most to younger audiences.
I think this was very informitable and a joy to read ,kenneth b. tankersley talks of his adventures with the great FORREST FINN who found the famous fenn site and manny other sites, and ken shares some knowledge of anthropology,chemistry,geology and archeology with great stories and facts that has credintials of the highest levels