Bones and Ochre: The Curious Afterlife of the Red Lady of Paviland

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When ochre-stained bones were unearthed by William Buckland in a Welsh cave in 1823, they raised many unsettling questions regarding their origin, and inspired the casting and recasting of the character who became known as the Red Lady. Her biography reflects the personal, professional, and national ambitions of those who studied her, and echoes the era in which each bit of research was conducted. In telling her story, Sommer reveals how paleoanthropology has emerged as an international, interdisciplinary, and thoroughly ...

Bones and Ochre: The Curious Afterlife of the Red Lady of Paviland 2008, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674024991

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