Mammoth Bones and Broken Stones

Mammoth Bones and Broken Stones

The Mystery of North America's First People

By David L. Harrison; Richard Hilliard (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, Hardcover, 9781590785614, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

Who were the first humans to reach North America? When and how did they arrive? Noted author David L. Harrison explores the various theories of North America's first people: Some evidence suggests that they walked across the land bridge that once connected Siberia and Alaska. Elsewhere, a growing number of archaeologists believe that at least some, if not most, of our forefathers arrived by boat along North America's northwest coast, possibly from Southeast Asia or Japan. Other archeologists speculate that humans reached the continent by boat, crossing the frigid North Atlantic waters from Europe. With archeological field photographs and realistic illustrations by Richard Hilliard, the author demonstrates how scientists are like detectives, investigating mysteries that took place more than one hundred centuries ago. Includes maps, glossary, sources, index.

About the Author
David L. Harrison's numerous awards and honors include the Christopher Award for The Book of Giant Stories and the Missouri Library Association's Literacy Award. He lives in Missouri.

Richard Hilliard has been an art director and illustrator in the New York metro area for twenty years. He now teaches art at James Madison University in northwestern Virginia and lives on a farm where he and his wife, Adrienne, can see the stars at night. This is his first illustrated book for children.