The Shining Stones
Shanti Pappu
Ashok Rajagopalan
age group: 
7+ yrs
Number of pages: 
archaeology stone age


Through a very simple and well-written story the author, Dr Shanti Pappu, a professional archaeologist, takes children on a journey spanning four million years of our ancestors from the early Stone Age period - more than 10,000 grandfathers ago - to the present. 

Children will discover how early Acheulian tools were made and used, and will get a peek into what the lives of our prehistoric ancestors must have been like. They will also discover how archaeologists excavate and classify the stone tools and other artifacts based on an actual dig site in Tamil Nadu.

All this in a slender book that engages one from the word GO! Filled with bite size snippets of additional information and illustrated with apt sketches, paintings and photographs this book is a must have for every school! 

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee