W. MICHAEL GEAR, who holds a master's degree in archaeology, has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1978. He is currently principal investigator for Wind River Archaeological Consultants.
KATHLEEN O'NEAL GEAR is a former state historian and
archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska for the US
Department of the Interior. She has twice received the federal
government's Special Achievement Award for "outstanding management"
of our nation's cultural heritage.
The Gears, whose First North American Series hit the international as well as "USA Today" bestseller lists, live in Thermopolis, Wyoming.
"A timely saga of environmental catastrophe. . . . Drawing on their backgrounds in archaeology, the Gears vividly recreate Paleolithic America in this enchanting and instructive novel."--"Publishers Weekly" on "People of the Nightland"