Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Knight Moves

More Charles Knight! Why the heck not? Check out this very affordable book from Indiana University Press: Life Through the Ages. It's $19.95, for crying out loud. You could spend a lot more on my birthday gift and I probably wouldn't be as satisfied!

I just watched the final episode of Walking with Prehistoric Beasts last night as I waited for the reluctant sandman to pay me a visit. I wonder if the scene in which the Neanderthal is thrown by a woolly rhino was inspired by the painting on this cover. I also wonder why the producers couldn't throw a few more pounds to the makeup department so they wouldn't have to self-consciously obscure the Neanderthals' faces with hair. I mean... their faces look like pink rubber foam.

They look like this.


  1. David, I am so impressed with this blog and the amount of time it must take you to research and post. I'm raptly following it. You know, like a raptor.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I heartily appreciate the kind words! It all just falls out of my head... I really don't know where it comes from.


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