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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 CroMagnon humans who lived in Europe during Ice AgeIn this beautifully illustrated book for young readers, Patricia Lauber brings to life the CroMagnons of Europethe Ice Age hunters and gatherers who were the ancestors of modern humans Writing with simplicity, clarity, and sophistication, she examines all aspects of their liveswhat 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 livelyShe opens and closes the book with striking cave paintingsof woolly rhinos, horses, bison, lions, and othersthat 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 CroMagnon's origins in Africa and the Middle East; their push into Europe , years ago; their ,year overlap with Neanderthals Throughout, the story comes alive with wellchosen images of artifacts and artists' renditions of ancient lif For young people fascinated by cavemen, Painters of the Caves is a welcome resource

10 thoughts on “Painters of The Cave

  1. Tanya Tanya says:

    This is an outstanding book for kids on cave painters/ice age peoples. The photographs are some of the best I have seen in kids books to show the actual paintings in the caves, but in addition there are large color photos of a computer simulated face of an early modern human, tools, etc.

    Chapters are as follows:
    1. Great Discovery - intro and how Chauvet was discovered
    2. People of the Ice Age - Brief depiction of early groups, Neanderthals, Cro-Magnons, what was an ice age.
    3. A New Way of Life - Tools invented and how that changed life.
    4. Stone Age Artists - Early statues, beads, cave paintings including techniques
    5. What the Art May Tell - Theories on the meaning and purpose of the art to the people
    6. The Importance of Chauvet - Older yet as sophisticated as later, different animals, better preservation

    An appendix goes into some detail on carbon-14 dating.

    I found this interesting to all my school-aged children (grades 6, 3 and 1), though my 1st grader liked the pictures and my interpretation for her most. It was detailed enough to interest my 6th grader, and again the pictures helped with interest for my 3rd grader. It was the best book I have found to bridge the simpler books and the more detailed high school/adult level books on the caves, definitely a 5-star read for us.

  2. Betsy Betsy says:

    My children expressed interest in learning more about cave artists last year when we began reading History of the World v. 1 so when I found this book, I snapped it up. The children enjoyed it a great deal. I took a star off because I thought the topic wandered a bit, but it was overall enjoyable and very informative.

  3. Aidan Mak Aidan Mak says:

    It is good.

  4. Shelli Shelli says:

    This was a fantastic addition to our Art History class covering the very earliest nameless artists of the distant past. A fascinating look at the possible whys and hows these paintings were created. The layout was done well with numerous photographs of cave paintings and some modern artists renderings of how they were created.

  5. Debrarian Debrarian says:

    Lovely photos and good exploration of the Ice Age peoples who painted pictures of bison, mammoths, etc. in caves.

  6. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    This was thorough and appropriate to its audience. Short, informative chapters and lots of photographs.