by Paul Bahn (Author), Elle Clifford (Author)
Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing
Publication date: July 28, 2022
Print length: 308 pages
Everyday Life in the Ice Age is the first attempt to present a really complete, balanced, and accurate picture of life during the last Ice Age, with all of its problems and challenges, while dispelling numerous myths and inaccuracies about our forefathers.
One of the most common asked questions by visitors to Europe’s decorated caves is, ‘What was living like for these people?’No previous book has ever attempted to answer this question, and most studies of the period are aimed entirely at academics, tending to focus on tool-types rather than what the tools were used for.
Women and children are almost entirely absent from these studies. The book examines all aspects of the lives of biologically modern people in Europe from around 40,000 to 12,000 years ago, during the Last Ice Age, a period of radical change in climate and environment.
It explores how people were able to cope with and adapt to the often rapid alterations in their circumstances.
Elle Clifford’s background in Social Psychology provides important insights into aspects of the past that are never normally discussed – domestic and family life, pregnancy and child-rearing, and care of the sick and elderly.