Author(s): Nick Merriman
Ever wondered what the first humans looked like or why people first stood upright? Containing photographs of tools, clothing and even remains of bodies, this text provides an account of what life was like for our earliest ancestors.
Human or ape?; prehistoric food; the toolmakers; flint working; moving northwards; the coming of fire; life in the Ice Age; Ice-Age hunters; modern humans; the first artists; hunting and gathering; desert hunters; tilling the soil; clothing and fabrics; skin deep; magic; death and burial; ancient writing; bronze working; the beauties of bronze; a Bronze-Age warrior; Iron-Age finery; life in the Iron Age; men of iron; ancient China; small change; Central Americans; North Americans; digging up the past; did you know?; who's who?; find out more.