Synopses & Reviews
Thousands of years ago, small hunting bands crossed the fragile land bridge linking the Eurasian continent to the Americas and discovered a land untouched by humankind. Over the centuries that followed, their descendents spread throughout this land. Bestselling authors and award-winning archaeologists W. Michael Gear and Kathleen ONeal Gear bring the stories of these first North Americans to life in this magnificent, multi-volume saga.
The discovery of Kennewick Man—a male Caucasoid mummy dating back 9,600 years—on the banks of the Columbia River sparked one of the most controversial archaeological debates of the century. What was a white man doing in North America 9,600 years ago? Award-winning archaeologists Michael and Kathleen Gear spin a captivating tale that imagines what might have been: As the glaciers melted, mammoths, mastodons, and giant lions had gone extinct. Rain Bear, the chief of Sandy Point Village, knew his struggling Raven People could be next….
Award-winning archaeologists Michael and Kathleen Gear spin a vivid and captivating tale around one of the most controversial archaeological discoveries in the world: the Kennewick Man-a Caucasoid male mummy dating back more than 9,000 years, found in the Pacific Northwest on the banks of the Columbia River
A white man in North America more than 9,000 years ago? What was he doing there?
With the terrifying grandeur of melting glaciers as a backdrop, People of the Raven reveals animals and humans struggling for survival amidst massive environmental change. Mammoths, mastodons, and giant lions have become extinct, and Rain Bear, the chief of Sandy Point Village, knows his struggling Raven People may be next.
In the newest installment of the bestselling Prehistoric North America series, a beautiful red-haired woman stumbles into the council lodge and begs Rain Bear and his struggling Raven People for sanctuary.
About the Author
Kathleen O'Neal Gear is a former state historian and archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska for the U.S. Department of the Interior. She has twice received the federal government's Special Achievement Award for ""outstanding management"" of our nation's cultural heritage. W. Michael Gear holds a master's degree in archaeology and has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. He is principal investigator for Wind River Archaeological Consultants. Together they have written the North Americas Forgotten Past series (People of the Longhouse, The Dawn Country, People of the Mist, People of the Wolf, among others); and the Anasazi Mysteries series. The Gears live in Thermopolis, WY.