In People of the Raven, award-winning archaeologists and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal 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 shows 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.
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|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|Series:||North America's Forgotten Past Series|
|File size:||2 MB|
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 America's Forgotten Past series (People of the Morning Star, People of the Songtrail, People of the Mist, People of the Wolf, among others); and the Anasazi Mysteries series. The Gears live in Thermopolis, WY.
W. Michael Gear, who holds a master's degree in archaeology, has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. He is currently principal investigator for Wind River Archaeological Consultants. With his wife, Kathleen O’Neal Gear, he has written the international and USA Today bestselling First North Americans Series and Anasazi Mystery Series.
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. With her husband, W. Michael Gear, she is the co-author of many books, including the North America’s 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. She and her husband live in Thermopolis, WY.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read every book in the People series and this book is more political than anything else. Sure there is crude action( war, war and more war between clans), but along with that there is little passion. Just like people of the owl it is mainly rapped in political issues that might have occured during that time. Don't get me wrong though, its still an enjoyable read!! It just took me longer to read than usual.
I found the book very interesting. Much of the storyline is a bit of a stretch to the imagination of people this far back. Their are a few inconsistencies but I liked the story. I think the storyline would have been more reasonable for a time period of three hundred years ago. Too advanced for this far back in time.
The Raven is not as well written as the other People books. The story jumps with no reason and the dialogue is 'first novel' varity. Very disapointing book.
I am always in awe of the Gear's ability to weave a story than not only captures your attention from the first paragraph, but includes the facts of our heritage. I found that the story never slowed, or became predictable. My biggest problem with their books is that I cannot read slow enough for them to get the next one out.