Silverberg skillfully extrapolates a fascinating working culture out of what little modern archaeologists and paleoanthropologists know of these people - our ancestors - and creates in the process something to think about when using words like "primitive". "House of Bones" is a sort of mirror image of Isaac Asimov's "The Ugly Little Boy".
THIS COULD BE ONE HELL OF A PARTY TOWN
I once mentioned that Silverberg should write historical fiction, since he uses history so much in his science fiction. This is pretty close, Jean Auel would be proud. I love Auel, but don't remember any tribes that built houses out of Mammoth bones. Silverberg does a great job of putting the reader in a prehistoric tribe. It is light hearted and a feel good type story, by the Grand Master of Science Fiction.
Narrator and production are good. I like the added music in places. It was not so much that it detracted, but was enough to set the mood.
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