A Bone From A Dry Sea by Peter Dickinson.
Delacorte Press/Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc: NY, 1992.

This book includes two stories. The first is that of a tribal community living both on land and in water. There is a girl who in the end becomes the leader of the tribe because of her ability to analyze and adapt. She saves her tribe from dying out through her reasoning (and some luck). The second story is that of an archaeological team that discovers the remains of the tribe's habitat. They only hold enough evidence to wonder about the community, not unravel the whole picture.

Dickinson has written many, many books. This is the best of the 3 I've read so far. Concise and fascinating with the possibilities it suggests and so different in topic. This exciting story is told by a storyteller with great command of the language.

related-prehistoric man, paleontology, fossils, archaeology, adaptation

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