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Jean Auel discusses her novel, "The Clan of the Cave Bear"

BROADCAST: Sep. 10, 1980 | DURATION: 00:50:52

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Synopsis

Jean Auel discusses her novel, "The Clan of the Cave Bear," including the anthropological research that informed her writing, feminism in her main character, Ayla, and the book's themes of cooperation, adaptation, tribal memory, and reverence for life. Includes excerpts from the book and recordings of pygmy music made by anthropologist Colin Turnbull.