Prehistoric Man Author:Andre Leroi-Gourhan "'Prehistoric Man' brings to light our indebtedness to our earliest predecessors. In this work the author, who has devoted years of patient and sympathetic study to evidence uncovered during the last century, points up the continuity of our cultural history from the time of the first appearance of our oldest relatives along the banks of European... more » streams until the arrival of homo sapiens, the 'wise man'.
In bringing to life prehistoric cultures and in tracing man's evolution down through the centuries to the dawn of recorded history, Andre Leroi-Gourhan relies upon the most recent techniques and discovereies in the fields of archaeology and related sciences. The composite picture is one that presents our earliest ancestors in a new light; not as savage brutes cowering in barren caves but as sentient creatures whose continuous course toward mastery of an adverse envirnoment is an inspiring testimony of the dignity of mankind.
The author has participated in many archaeological expeditions in Europe and Asia; he was Visiting Professor at the Archaeological Institute in Tokyo; he is at present Associate Director of the Musee de l'homme in Paris."« less