A Bone From a Dry Sea by Peter Dickinson

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While visiting the site where his father is searching for the fossil remains of human ancestors, a young girl discovers something that could alter the story of human evolution.

About Peter Dickinson

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Peter Dickinson was born and raised in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia in 1927. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at King's College, Cambridge in 1951. He served in the British Army, and was also an assistant editor and reviewer for Punch Magazine for seventeen years. His first book was The Weathermonger. Dickinson has written several novels for adults, a television series for juveniles and many books for young people. In 1982 he was placed on the International Board of Books for Young People Honor List for Tulka, and The Iron Lion was selected one of New York Times Notable Books. In 1989 he won the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Eva.
Published February 1, 1993 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 199 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Dickinson (AK, etc.) returns to his native Africa for an imaginative look at humanity's dawn, postulating a male-dominated tribe of ape-like hominids who depend on the sea for food, have no tools, and communicate with calls that are not yet language.

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In the same part of the world but deep in ``our furthest possible past, which is like looking at a group of people far off across a flat, hot plain'' lives Li, a hominid who lives with the rest of her tribe by the shores of a vast sea.

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