Acorns to Wheat – A Chasseen Family Saga
Acorns to Wheat is the story of fictional lives in the real world of 4000BC. It tells of the adventure of a newly mated couple forced to find a new life. The couple has two sons, but the brothers split and clash as they struggle with their father's decision to change from hunter-gatherer to farmer.
These were the first farmers. Read beyond the archaeology to hear the story of lives lived at the dawn of cultures. Flesh has been restored to bones. Before the Romans, the Greeks or the Gauls, there were the Chasseen. But the Chasseen had more than fierce gods, dry bones, and broken pottery. Look BEYOND the research and feel the people come alive.
Acorns to Wheat: A Chasseen Family Saga is the culmination of years of studying a little-known culture in southern France - the Chasseen. Archaeological digs of their sites show how they lived, their tools and burial customs. This adventure novel is a creation of life stories based on factual possibilities.
About David William Allman (Atlanta, Georgia Author)
David started his book after he read a newspaper headline about the last volcanic eruption in France in 4040BC. His first thought was, how do they know the year? And then, could someone have witnessed that eruption? That question--who?--took five years of research. Irritated, then exasperated, his wife persuaded David to write a story about what he had discovered. Life 6000 years ago turned out to be quite interesting.
During the long writing process, David retired. He moved with his wife and father from one side of Atlanta to the other, his mother-in-law moved in and their dog, Maggie, died. Today, David's father, 96, still lives with them, but his mother-in-law has passed away. They have six grandchildren. David is a member of the Peachtree City Writer’s Circle.