The first book to combine the idea that our early ancestors did care for one another in an unselfish way with archaeological evidence. It is the evolution of compassionate and emotional thoughts which has shaped us as humans. It allows the reader to see the emotional similarities between themselves and their very early ancestors for the first time.
Penny has travelled a lot in her career, gaining her PhD from Cambridge University before working in the Pennines, underwater sites in the North-East of England and Argentina. Penny has spent over two years 'in the field' working within commercial archaeology as well as working in various academic institutions before taking up the position of Senior Lecturer in Early Prehistory at The University of York.