• by Brian Fagan
  • Narrated by James Langton
  • 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Brian Fagan brings early humans out of the deep freeze with his trademark mix of erudition, cutting-edge science, and vivid storytelling.
Cro-Magnon reveals human society in its infancy, facing enormous environmental challenges - including a rival species of humans, the Neanderthals. For ten millennia, Cro-Magnons lived side by side with Neanderthals, an encounter that Fagan fills with drama. Using their superior intellects and tools, these ingenious problem solvers survived harsh conditions that eventually extinguished their Neanderthal cousins.
Cro-Magnon captures the indomitable adaptability that has made Homo sapiens an unmatched success as a species. Living on a frozen continent with only the most basic tools, Ice Age humans survived and thrived.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A good general public book.

Too much imaginative speculation, too little hard evidence. A good story but not an academic book.
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- Robert James Lamb

Human prehistory brought to life

This book is a highly engaging exploration of how anatomically modern humans pushed out the Neanderthals using surprisingly small technological advances. The parts of the story which are related as a story of a meeting or hunting trip jar a little a thte beginning but they do add to the book greatly and, at their best, can really bring to life this era of human development.

If you have read Chris Stringer's "Homo Britannicus" the this is a must because it updates that story with new information.
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- Russ Varley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio