Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stone Age Party in Sweetgrass

On Sunday Sweetgrass took a trip back in time. The time when fire was first harnessed and Woolly Mammoths roamed the earth. Saber tooth tigers were something to fear............
Stone Age with DJ Frankie.
I became one of the winners and after Gany did his photo shoot, I made a few pictures of Tim and me standing in wonderful decorated entry.

When I was cropping the pictures the scene brought back the memories about the book "The Clan of the Cave Bear", a historical novel by Jean M. Auel about prehistoric times. It is the first book in the Earth's Children book series which speculates on the possibilities of interactions between Neanderthal and modern Cro-Magnon humans.
Jean Marie Auel (born February 18, 1936) is an American writer. In 1977, she began extensive library research of the Ice Age for her first book. She joined a survival class to learn how to construct an ice cave, and learned primitive methods of making fire, tanning leather, and knapping stone from the aboriginal skills expert Jim Riggs.
The Clan of the Cave Bear was nominated for numerous literary awards, including an American Booksellers Association nomination for best first novel. It was also later adapted into a screenplay for the film of the same name.

Plot summary
A five-year old Cro-Magnon girl is orphaned and left homeless by an earthquake that destroys her family's camp. She wanders aimlessly, naked and unable to feed herself, for several days. Having been attacked and nearly killed by a cave lion and suffering from starvation, exhaustion, and infection of her wounds, she collapses, on the verge of death.
The narrative switches to a group of Neanderthal people, the "Clan", whose cave was destroyed in the earthquake and who are searching for a new home. The medicine woman of the group, Iza, discovers the girl and asks permission from Brun, the head of the Clan, to help the ailing child, despite the child being clearly a member of "the Others", the distrusted antagonists of the Clan. The child is adopted by Iza and her brother Creb. Creb is this group's "Mog-ur" or shaman, despite being deformed as a result of the difficult birth resulting from his abnormally large head and the later loss of an arm and leg after being attacked by a cave bear. The clan call her Ayla, because they can't pronounce her name. Immediately after Iza begins to help her, the clan discovers a huge, beautiful cave; many of the people begin to regard Ayla as lucky, especially since good fortune continues to come their way as she lives among them.
Gany made the picture of the winners. More pictures at:


Azatoth said...

I just had been wondering if there was a Stone Age section RP in 2nd Life, after i saw such a themed picture over at Deviantart.
After googling I was refered to this entrys. Very nice!

I loved Auel's books, though I think I might have missed the last one or two.

Christo Spyker said...

Hello Azatoth. Thank you for the comment. I have no idea if there is a Stone Age RP place in SL, but there are creators that make Stone Age items.
I did not read all the Earth's Children books. But especially the first book l have fond memories about.