I read a terrific book a few years back and would like to re-read it, but I cannot remember the title nor author.
In the story, the evolution of humans is the premise. The first ape/human's intellectual development leading from the stone age, bronze age, etc. and humans' evolution is the major premise.
The beginning of ancient cultures and their industry was fascinating. It was long, but because several family groups (characters and their progeny) are followed through the pages, it was riveting. The title may have had the words "evolution", "family", or "human", but I cannot be sure. It reminded me of a young adult read, "Eva" by Peter Dickinson. Any ideas? Thanks!