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GIVEAWAY – 3 copies of Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art
25th October 2020
GIVEAWAY – we are delighted to be able to offer 3 copies of Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art by Rebecca Wragg Sykes, set across the World.
“Rebecca Wragg Sykes’s book paints a vivid portrait of our adaptable ancient relatives … immersive” (Josie Glausiusz)
“One of the Best Books of 2020” (Sunday Times)
Kindred is the definitive guide to the Neanderthals. Since their discovery by Philippe-Charles Schmerling more than 160 years ago, Neanderthals have metamorphosed from the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins.
In Kindred, Rebecca Wragg Sykes uses her experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research to share our new understanding of Neanderthals, shoving aside clichés of rag-clad brutes in an icy wasteland. She reveals them to be curious, clever connoisseurs of their world, technologically inventive and ecologically adaptable. They ranged across vast tracts of tundra and steppe, but also stalked in dappled forests and waded in the Mediterranean Sea. Above all, they were successful survivors for more than 300,000 years, during times of massive climatic upheaval.
At a time when our species has never faced greater threats, we’re obsessed with what makes us special. But, much of what defines us was also in Neanderthals, and their DNA is still inside us. Planning, co-operation, altruism, craftsmanship, aesthetic sense, imagination, perhaps even a desire for transcendence beyond mortality.
Do check out Rebecca’s wonderful #TalkingLocationWith.. piece where she takes the reader to France in search of the Neanderthal culture and remains.
HOW TO ENTER
This is a UK ONLY GIVEAWAY
First. Ensure you are a member of TripFiction. Go to www.tripfiction.com and scroll down on the home page until you come to the JOIN NOW tab (and we DO check whether the winners are members!)
Second. Tell us in the comments below in which era in history you would like to live (at least for a few hours!). Might it be the Tudor period or Imperial Japan or Napoleon’s France? Tell us by midnight, Saturday 7th November and the first three names out of the hat will each be sent a copy. With thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing. Remember – UK ONLY!
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