Late prehistory in fiction


Cai, Hua and Asti Hustvedt. A Society without Fathers or Husbands: the Na of China. Translated by Hustvedt, Asti. . New York: Zone Books, 2002.

Clark, Grahame. World prehistory in new perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977.

Harrell, S. 'A Society without Fathers or Husbands: The Na of China.' 104, no. 3 (2002): 982-983.

Jones, S. 'Transhumance Re-examined.' 11, no. 2 (2005): 357-360.

Rowley-Conwy, Peter. 'The concept of prehistory and the invention of the terms 'prehistoric' and 'prehistorian': the Scandanavian origin, 1833-1850.' European Journal of Archaeology 9, no. 1 (2006): 103-130.

Sahlins, M. Stone Age Economics. : Taylor & Francis Group, 2011.

Schnurbein, S V. 'Shamanism in the Old Norse tradition: a theory between ideological camps.' 43, no. 2 (2003): 116-138.

Van Dyke, Ruth M. and Reinhard Bernbeck. Subjects and Narratives in Archaeology. Colorado: University Press of Colorado, 2015.


Comparative linguistics and archaeology

Anthony, David W. The Horse, the Wheel and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppe Shaped the Modern World. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.

Fortson, B W. Indo-European language and culture: an introduction. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2004.

Gamkrelidze, Thomas V., Vjaceslav V. Ivanov and Johanna Nicholas. Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans: A Reconstruction and Historical Analysis of a Proto-Language and Proto-Culture; Part I, The Text. Translated by Nicholas, Johanna. . Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1995.

Lehmann, W P. 'Contemporary linguistics and Indo-European studies.' 87, no. 5 (1972): 976-993.

Mallory, J P. In search of the Indo-Europeans: language, archaeology and myth. London: Thames & Hudson, 1989.

Malmström, H, A Linderholm, K Lidén, J Storå, P Molnar, G Holmlund, M Jakobsson and A Götherström. 'High frequency of lactose intolerance in a prehistoric hunter-gatherer population in northern Europe.' 10, no. 1 (2010): 89-89.

Manzura, Igor. 'Steps to the steppe: Or, how the north pontic region was colonised.' Oxford Journal of Archaeology 24, no. 4 (2005): 313-338.

Manzura, Igor and Kathie Judelsen. 'Cultural groups from the steppes of eastern Europe in the Eneolithic period and Early Bronze Age.' Oxford Journal of Archaeology 13, no. (1994): 265-277.

Meyer, C, G Brandt, W Haak, R A Ganslmeier, H Meller and K W Alt. 'The Eulau eulogy: Bioarchaeological interpretation of lethal violence in Corded Ware multiple burials from Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.' 28, no. 4 (2009): 412-423.

Miller, N F. 'Sweeter than wine? The use of the grape in early western Asia.' 82, no. (2008): 937-946.

Morgunova, N L and O S Khokhlova. 'Kurgans and nomads: new investigations of mound burials in the southern Urals.' 80, no. 308 (2006): 303-303.

Nordquist, G and H Whittaker. 'Comments on Kristian Kristiansen and Thomas B. Larsson (2005): The Rise of Bronze Age Society. Travels, Transmissions and Transformations. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.' 40, no. 1 (2007): 75-84.

Phillips, Patricia. The Prehistory of Europe. London: Allen Lane, 1980.

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Shennan, S. 'Central Europe in the third millennium BC: An evolutionary trajectory for the beginning of the European Bronze Age.' Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 5, no. 2 (1986): 115-146.

Smitherman, T and J BARODAL. 'Typological changes in the evolution of Indo-European syntax?.' 26, no. 2 (2009): 253-273.

Sognnes, Kalle. 'Stability & Change in Scandinavian Rock-Art: The Case of Bardal in Trøndelag, Norway.' 79, no. (2008): 230-245.

Telegin, D Y. 'The Yamna Culture and the Indo-European Homeland Problem.' 33, no. 3/4 (2005): 339-339.

Zvelebil, M. 'Mobility, contact, and exchange in the Baltic Sea basin 6000-2000 BC.' Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 25, no. 2 (2006): 178-192.

Comparative poetics

Evans, D. 'Agamemnon and the Indo-European Threefold Death Pattern.' 19, no. 2 (1979): 153-166.

Hiltebeitel, A. 'Comparing Indo-European "Epics".' History of Religions 15, no. 1 (1975): 90-100.

Hiltebeitel, A. 'Rama and Gilgamesh: The Sacrifices of the Water Buffalo and the Bull of Heaven.' History of Religions 19, no. 3 (1980): 187-223.

Kershaw, Kris. The One-Eyed God: Odin and the (Indo-)Germanic Männerbünde. : Journal of Indo-European Studies, 2000.

Lincoln, Bruce. 'The Indo-European cattle-raiding myth.' History of Religions 16, no. 1 (1976): 42-65.

Lincoln, Bruce. 'The Center of the World and the Origins of Life.' History of Religions 40, no. 4 (2001): 311-326.

Lincoln, Bruce. 'The Indo-European myth of creation.' History of Religions 15, no. 2 (1975): 121-145.

O'Flaherty, W D. 'Dionysus and Siva: Parallel Patterns in Two Pairs of Myths.' History of Religions 20, no. 1 (1980): 81-111.

Suzuki, S. 'The Indo-European basis of Germanic alliterative verse.' Lingua 75, no. 1 (1988): 1-24.

Walcot, P. 'Cattle Raiding, Heroic Tradition, and Ritual: The Greek Evidence.' History of Religions 18, no. 4 (1979): 326-351.

Watkins, C. How to kill a dragon: Aspects of Indo-European poetics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

West, M. L.. Indo-European poetry and myth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Fictional works

Anfosso, Fabrice. Là où la Terre touche le Ciel. Saint-Laurent-du-Var: Mémoires Millénaires Editions, 2007.

Auel, Jean M.. Clan of the Cave Bear. : Crown, 1980.

Berthoud, Samuel-Henri. 'Les premiers habitants de Paris.' In L'Homme depuis cinq mille ans, 26-72. Paris: Garnier Freres, 1865.

Boitard, Pierre. Études antédiluviennes - Paris avant les hommes. L'homme fossile. Etc. Paris: Passard, 1861.

Cornwall, Bernard. Stonehenge. London: HarperCollins, 1999.

Crace, Jim. The Gift of Stones. London: Vintage, 1988.

Cranile, Adrien. Solutré, ou les chasseurs de rennes de la France centrale. Histoire préhistorique. Paris: L. Hachette, 1872.

Elphinstone, Margaret. The Gathering Night. Edinburgh: Canongate, 2009.

Fidler, Kathleen. The Boy with the Bronze Axe. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1968.

Golding, William. The Inheritors. London: Faber and Faber, 1955.

Hoshikawa, Jun. Beringia, Bridge of Spirits. San Francisco: Viz Media, 1998.

Jensen, Johannes V. The Long Journey. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945.

Mackey, Mary. The Year the Horses Came. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1993.

Moore, Alan. Voice of the Fire. Marietta GA: Top Shelf Productions, 1996.

Rosny, J.-H.. La Guerre de feu. Paris: Fasquelle, 1911.

Rosny, J.-H.. Eyrimah. Paris: Chailley, 1896.

Serres, Karin. Luniq: précédé de Katak. Quimper: Très tôt théâtre éditions, 1995.

Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall. Reindeer Moon. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987.

Waterloo, Stanley. A Son of the Ages, the reincarnations and adventures of Scar, the link; a story of man from the beginning. Garden City: Doubleday, 1914.

Wells, H. G.. 'The Grisly Folk.' In Selected Short Stories, 258-99. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1958.

Williams, Raymond. People of the Black Mountains I: The Beginning. London: Chatto and Windus, 1989.

Historical fiction

Baumgarten, M.. 'The Historical Novel: Some Postulates.' Clio 4, no. (1975): 173-182.

Brady, Patrick. Memory and History as Fiction: An Archetypal Approach to the Historical Novel. Knoxville: New Paradigm, 1993.

Butterfield, Herbert. The Historical Novel: An Essay. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1924.

Conroy, Thom. 'History, Historical Fiction and 'Phenomenological Longing'.' In Minding the Gap: Writing Across Thresholds and Fault Lines, edited by Conroy, Thom and Gail Pittaway. , 43-52. : Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015.

Elias, A. 'Metahistorical romance, the historical sublime, and dialogic history.' Rethinking History 9, no. 2-3 (2005): 159-172.

Jameson, Fredric. 'The Historical Novel Today, or, Is It Still Possible?.' In The Antimonies of Realism, 259-314. London: Verso, 2015.

Johnson, Sarah L.. Historical Fiction: A Guide to the Genre. Westport, Connecticut: Libraries Unlimited, 2005.

Krieger, Murray. 'Fiction, History, and Empirical Reality.' Critical Inquiry 1, no. (1974): .

Lukács, Georg. The Historical Novel. Boston: Beacon Press, 1963.

Nagy, Ladislav. 'Historical Fiction as a Mixture of History and Romance: Towards the Genre Definition of the Historical Novel.' Prague Journal of English Studies 3, no. 1 (2014): .

Shaw, Harry E. 'Is There a Problem with Historical Fiction (or with Scott’ s Redgauntlet)?.' Rethinking History 9, no. 2 (2005): 173-195.

Shaw, Harry E.. The Forms of Historical Fiction. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 1983.

Stocker, Bryony D.. ''Bygonese'--Is this Really the Authentic Language of Historical Fiction?.' New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing 9, no. 3 (2012): 308-318.

Thom, J A. The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction: Researching and Writing Historical Fiction. : F+W Media, 2010.

Turner, Joseph W.. 'The Kinds of Historical Fiction: An Essay in Definition and Methodology.' Genre 12, no. (1979): 333-355.

Wesseling, Elisabeth. Writing History as a Prophet: Postmodernist Innovations of the Historical Novel. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1991.

Wisner, Buell. 'Peter Ackroyd's The House of Doctor Dee and the Antimonies of Postmodern Historical Fiction.' CEA Critic 76, no. 3 (2014): 299-304.


White, Hayden. Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1975.

White, Hayden. The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1987.

White, Hayden. Tropics of Discourse. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978.

Literary theory

Bakhtin, Mikhail. The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981.

Booth, Wayne C.. The Rhetoric of Fiction. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.

Brecht, Bertolt. 'Against Georg Lukács.' New Left Review 84, no. (1974): 39-53.

Derrida, Jacques. 'The Law of Genre.' Critical Inquiry 7, no. 1 (1980): 55-81.

Doležel, Lubomír. Heterocosmica: Fiction and Possible Worlds. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2000.

Engels, Friedrich. 'Letter to Margaret Harkness.' , no. (1888): .

Genette, Gérard. 'Genres, 'Types', Modes.' Poétique. Revue de Théorie et d'Analyse Littéraires Paris 32, no. (1977): 389-421.

Genette, Gérard. Narrative Discourse. : Cornell University Press, 1983.

Hay, John. 'Plotting Devices: Literary Darwinism in the Laboratory.' Philosophy and Literature 38, no. 1A (2014): A148--A161.

Iser, Wolfgang. The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978.

Jameson, Fredric. The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 1981.

Krieger, Murray. 'Fiction, History, and Empirical Reality.' Critical Inquiry 1, no. (1974): .

Lukacs, Georg. The Theory of the Novel. London: Merlin Press, 1971.

Nelles, William. 'Historical and Implied Readers and Authors.' Comparative Literature 45, no. 1 (2014): 22-46.

Prince, Gerald. 'Introduction à l’étude du narrataire.' Poétique 14, no. (1973): 178-96.

Todorov, Tzvetan. 'Literary genres.' In The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre, 3-23. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1975.


Donald, John. 'Echinopsis, Lobivia, Rebutia: Where to draw the line?.' The Cactus and Succulent Journal of Great Britain 39, no. 1 (1977): 11-13.

Magris, Claudio. Danube: A Sentimental Journey from the Source to the Black Sea. London: Harvill Press, 2011.


Finnegan, Ruth. Literacy and Orality: Studies in the Technology of Communication. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1988.

Ong, Walter J. Orality and Literacy: 30th Anniversary Edition. Oxford: Routledge, 2012.

Ong, Walter J. Orality and Literacy. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Parry, Milman. The Making of Homeric Verse: The Collected Papers of Milman Parry. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971.


Jarvis, Simon. 'Why rhyme pleases.' , no. 2011 (): 17-43.

Weiskott, Eric. English Alliterative Verse: Poetic Tradition and Literary History. : , 2016.

Prehistoric fiction

Andrade, Glenna M.. 1998 '(Re)envisioned (pre)history: Feminism, goddess politics, and readership analysis of Jean M. Auel's "The Clan of the Cave Bear" and "The Valley of the Horses".' PhD diss., University of Rhode Island.

Angenot, Marc and Nadia Khouri. 'An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction.' Science Fiction Studies 8, no. 1 (1981): 38-53.

Benhaïm, André and Michel Lantelme. Écrivains de la préhistoire. Toulouse: PU du Mirail, 2004.

Blair, Michael T.. 1990 'Ancestral signs: Representations of prehistoric people in American culture.' PhD diss., .

Carroll, Joseph. 'Adaptationist Criteria of Literary Value: Assessing Kurtén’s Dance of the Tiger, Auel’s The Clan of the Cave Bear, and Golding’s The Inheritors.' In Literary Darwinism: Evolution, human nature, and literature, 163-185. London: Routledge, 2004.

De Felici, Roberta. 'Émotions et langages dans le roman préhistorique de J.-H. Rosny ainé.' In L'Homme préhistorique. Images et imaginaire, edited by Ducros, Albert and Jacqueline Ducros. , 243-271. Paris: Editions L'Harmattan, 2000.

De Paolo, Charles. Human Prehistory in Fiction. Jefferson: McFarland, 2003.

Elphinstone, Margaret and Caroline Wickham-Jones. 'Archaeology and fiction.' Antiquity 86, no. (2012): 532-537.

Guillen, Michael L.. 'The Earthsong Trilogy.' ReVision 21, no. 3 (1999): 23-30.

Hummler, M.. 'New Book Chronicle.' Antiquity 83, no. (2009): 562-63.

James, Edward. 'review of The Fire in the Stone.' Journal of the Fantatic in the Arts 21, no. 3 (2010): 455-458.

Ransom, Amy J.. 'Will the Real Rosny aîné Please Step Forward?.' Extrapolation 54, no. 3 (2013): 291-300.

Ruddick, Nicholas. Fire in the Stone: Prehistoric Fiction from Charles Darwin to Jean M. Auel. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2010.

Somerset, Richard. 'Fictionalising Human Origins.' Lines 3, no. (2007): .

Thomas, Jonathan T.. 'The Archaeologist as Writer.' In Subjects and Narratives in Archaeology, edited by Van Dyke, Ruth M. and Reinhard Bernbeck. , 169-188. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2015.

Wilcox, Clyde. 'Prehistoric Gender Politics.' Extrapolation 40, no. 4 (1999): 325-333.