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The Clan of the Cave Bear Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Further Study

Research the anthropological and archeological evidence about the origins and the extinction of the Neanderthals and compare the scientific evidence with the way Auel portrays the Clan's physical and cultural appearance. Is Auel's portrayal accurate?

After investigating different kinds of religious ceremonies, including ritual cannibalism and Native-American ceremonies, compare these religions to those Auel describes in her novels.

Using contemporary feminist literary theory, discuss Ayla as a feminist heroine.

Auel provides a considerable amount of technical material in The Clan of the Cave Bear about flint-knapping, arrowhead making, medicinal plants, and leather tanning. After trying out Auel's directions, describe the experience. Were the directions easy and accurate?

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