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An informative and immersive guide to the Stone Age, written by a real-life hunter gatherer!
If you imagined that all prehistoric people lived in caves, were not very clever, not very clean and said “Ugg” a lot, then think again. Our Stone Age ancestors had basic needs that were very similar to ours today: how to keep warm, where to sleep and what to eat and drink. In Live Like a Hunter Gatherer you find out how they lived, what a typical day was like, what medicine they used and even how they had fun.
Live Like a Hunter Gatherer by Naomi Walmsley
By Naomi Walmsley
Illustrated by Mia Underwood
Published by Button Books
This book is packed with amazing facts, crafts and more. There is so much informative fun in here, from Stone Age fashion to making a bow and arrow all the way to plant medicine and learning how our hunter-gather ancestors used every part of the animals they hunted – from page to page one minute you are learning something the next you’re engaging in a fun activity. The variety of content and the style it’s presented in ensuring this will be one of those books your child will remember for years well into adulthood.
A fictional tribe member pops up throughout the book to tell us about her life, describing the sights, sounds, smells and emotions she experiences. The safety of a warm cave with flickering firelight and other tribe members nearby, the gnawing feeling of hunger when food is scarce and the excited relief when a deer is hunted.
Where can you buy the Live Like a Hunter Gatherer book?
The Live Like a Hunter Gatherer book by Naomi Walmsley is available to buy from Amazon and all other good book retailers in Hardback Edition.
About the Author: Naomi Walmsley
Naomi Walmsley runs Outback2Basics with her partner Dan Westall from their patch of woodland in Shropshire, UK. Specialising in bushcraft and Stone Age skills, they provide unique experiences for school children and teachers to connect to nature. Naomi is a qualified bushcraft instructor and Forest School Leader and believes that every child should be able to safely light a fire and have at least ten uses for a stick by the age of ten. She has also written for many magazines, including Bushcraft & Survival Skills, Living Woods and Juno.
So passionate are they about the Stone Age way of life, they have actually lived and breathed it for themselves. Naomi and Dan undertook a five-month Stone Age immersion experience in the US in 2010, living in the wilderness without any modern equipment, profoundly influencing their lives and teaching. They also appeared in Channel 4’s fascinating documentary Surviving the Stone Age in 2020. A three-part series filmed in Bulgaria with six other Stone-Age experts living as a tribe of hunter gatherers for one month.
About the Illustrator: Mia Underwood
Mia Underwood is a designer and illustrator based in Brighton, UK. She loves a creative challenge and working with traditional and digital illustration as well as creating 3D characters. Being half Danish she particularly enjoys creating scenes with characters that conjure up the mystery and romance of dreamlike imaginary woodlands within Scandinavia.
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