The Death House – a Stone Age Mystery

Swedish title: Dödshuset

Category: Children / Children´s Non Fiction

Pub date: 15-09-2007

Format: 64 pages, 230 x 220 mm, colour

The Death House – a Stone Age Mystery

Jonathan Lindström, illustrated by Jonathan Lindström

A death house is every bit as horrible and exciting as you might imagine in your wildest fantasy!
According to the author Jonathan Lindström, the death house he excavated near his aunt Siv’s summer cottage a few miles from Stockholm is the finest Stone Age discovery in the world. Taking this as his starting point, he reveals how the people of the Neolithic age who lived by the axe and other cultures lived in Sweden and Europe some 4,000 years ago. The death house tells us a great deal about what people believed would happen after death, and what was important in the lives of the people – apart from axes…
The book is illustrated in colour throughout, showing clear details of finds from inside and around the house, maps, and cheerful, thoughtful people – as well as some who have been attacked with axes! This is an extremely vivid, engaging history book, aimed at 9 – 12 year-olds, but of course it will suit anyone who has an interest in the topic!

Mathilde Coffy

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