A Coloring Book of Ancient Ireland by B. Grossman, N. Conkle, N. Swanberg, L. Anderson

By B. Grossman, N. Conkle, N. Swanberg, L. Anderson

A kid's historical past of historical Irish paintings, with droll Celtic humans and animals admist historic mazes and styles. From eighth and ninth century artifacts and the Books of Durrow and Kells.

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Suddenly you are awake. You can hear voices. A group of human beings—these are obviously human beings, despite their thick swaddling of animal skins—are coming into the camp. By the looks of their baskets full of plants, they’ve been out gathering food. They put down their baskets close to one of the huts. Then, still chattering to one another, they take up pots and leave the camp again, presumably to fetch water. That was close! They didn’t notice you. You are hungry after your sleep, and those baskets look tempting.

Now they are cutting up the dead animals with stone blades and cooking the meat on a number of fires. After the cooked meat is dis- 21 tributed, the great hunting party splits up into small groups, which wander away in different directions. The men you have seen must belong to many different groups that have come together just to tackle this elephant herd. They must have expected the herd to migrate through this valley at just this time and planned their attack beforehand. This is the kind of cooperation you would expect of modern humans.

Jump forward in time to 20,000 Click here. P. 29 Y ou are in North America, standing in a tundra landscape. The weather here is cold, and you must find some warmth. A little way away there is a kind of encampment. There are several huts and a big fire. That’s for you, you think. Running, so as not to get chilled, you reach the fire—but there’s no one here! Still, this gives you time to warm up. Warmed by the fire, you become drowsy. Your head drops forward onto your chest. Suddenly you are awake.

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