NEIL BOCKOVEN - Moctu and the Mammoth People


Saturday, September 14 at 5PM

speaking & signing
Moctu and the Mammoth People


A fascinating and well-researched coming-of-age thriller set 45,000 years ago in Paleolithic Italy. It's about a Cro-Magnon youth who must fight for leadership and love in his tribe while doing battle with mammoths, wolves and saber-toothed cats as well as his captors, the “Pale Ones,” a fearsome group of seemingly cannibalistic Neanderthals. The novel is earning excellent reviews and comparisons to Jean Auel's classic Clan of the Cave Bears.  "An intriguing, exciting and moving saga," says one reviewer.  Another calls the book: "Revolutionary . . .  unique, fascinating and deeply sourced." Bockoven, an award-winning PhD geologist and journalist, uses the most recent genetic and scientific discoveries about our earliest ancestors to lend authenticity to the book, but his storytelling skills rule supreme.


Neil Bockoven is an award-winning Ph.D. geologist and journalist with 35 years of experience in minerals exploration.

He has been featured in Geological Society of America Bulletin, Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, Virginia Journal of Science and many other scientific publications. He has appeared multiple times on several popular radio talk shows to discuss a variety of science-based subjects and his books. Neil is a member of the Archaeological Institute of America, the Archaeological Conservancy, and is an Impact Member of the Center for Study of the First Americans.

His current interests center on the interaction between Early Modern Humans and Neanderthals during the Paleolithic Age, and the amazing related discoveries being made through archaeology and genetics. In addition to Moctu and the Mammoth People, Neil also has published a related children’s book titled When We Met Neanderthals.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Moctu and the Mammoth People: An Ice Age Story of Love, Life and Survival Cover Image
ISBN: 9781642550771
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Waldorf Publishing - July 15th, 2019

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