The Mammoth Hunters is a historical fiction novel by Jean M. Auel, releashed in 2002. It is the sequel to The Plains of Passage – published 12 years earlier - and fifth in the Earth’s Children series.
Ayla and Jondalar have reached his home at last: the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii, the old stone age sttlement in the region known today as south-west France. Ayla has much to learn from the Zelandonii as well as much to teach them. Jondalar’s family greet him warmly, but are initially wary of the beautiful young woman he has brought back, with her strange accent and her tame wolf and horses.