Live Like a Hunter Gatherer is an informative and immersive guide to the
Stone Age, written by a real-life hunter gatherer If you imagined that all Stone Age people lived in caves, were not very
clever, not very clean and said "Ugg" a lot, then think again. Marking the
start of all human history, the Stone Age lasted around 3.5 million years (the
last part of that was only 71 grandparents ago ). Delve into that incredible
time with this book packed full of amazing facts, information, crafts,
storytelling and myth debunking to find out what it was really like to
live as a hunter gatherer.
Many of our Stone Age ancestors' everyday needs were similar to ours -
how to keep warm, where to sleep and what to eat and drink. We find out how
they met those needs, what a typical day was like, what medicine they used and
even how they had fun - all brought to life with beautifully detailed
illustrations. Dotted through the book are step-by-step craft activities and
recipes that give you first-hand experience of some vital Stone Age skills -
making a Mesolithic shelter, fat lamps, a digging stick, creating cave art,
making a bow and arrow and a fishing hook are just a few.
A fictional tribe member pops up throughout the book to tell us about
her life, describing the sights, sounds, smells and emotions she experiences.
The safety of a warm cave with flickering firelight and other tribe members
nearby, the gnawing feeling of hunger when food is scarce and the excited
relief when a deer is hunted.