I just spotted this link to the trailer, 10,000 BC, over at Kris Hirst’s webpage at About.com: Archaeology, about which she comments as follows…

“A new movie is apparently due out in 2008 called 10,000 BC, which might be a kind of interesting movie to see,except that apparently humans were into iron metallurgy and sophisticated stone masonry back then, which we actually weren’t until several thousands of years later. Oh well. It’s probably almost as good without Raquel Welch in a furry bikini.”

This synopsis at Rope of Silicon gives a brief idea of what we can expect to feast our eyes upon next March…

It was a time when man and beast were untamed and the mighty mammoth roamed the earth. A time when ideas and beliefs were born that forever shaped mankind. 10,000 B.C. follows a young hunter (Steven Strait) on his quest to lead an army across a vast desert, battling saber tooth tigers and prehistoric predators as he unearths a lost civilization and attempts to rescue the woman he loves (Camilla Belle) from an evil warlord determined to possess her.

I for one will be waiting to catch this latest offering from the people who brought us, amongst others, ‘Indepence Day‘- although it appears unlikely we’re going to be getting much in the way of a realistic reconstruction of life back then, it will interesting to see how much further we have come since “One Million Years BC“, made back in the 1966, a remake of the 1940 original. If they manage to avoid some or all of the clichés that usually accompany stories of this kind, maybe it will be a good film in its own right, but I guess many will writing this film off before it even hits the screens. A recent film with prehistoric connections which I, and my 11 y’old son enjoyed a lot more than I thought we would was ‘A Night At The Museum‘ (TJ)

10,000 B.C” is due out 7th March, 2008, here’s a link to the main site

see also: Mammoth Bone Dwellings

and: Don’s Maps – Mezhiric – Mammoth Camp

Image: Painting in red on the front of mammoth skull found at the entrance to one of the huts at the mammoth hunter’s settlement at Mezhirich in the former Soviet Union. It is thought that the red design may represent the flames and sparks of a fire.

Photo: K. Sklenar, ‘Hunters of the Stone Age’