LOST HISTORY OF ANCIENT AMERICA: Our Continent Was Shaped by Conquerors, Influencers, & Other Visito
Edited by Frank Joseph
This presents new evidence of transoceanic visitors to America, hundreds, even thousands, of years before Christopher Columbus was born. Its 20 eminent contributors are experts in a variety of fields--from botany, biology, and prehistoric engineering to underwater archaeology, archaeo-astronomy, and Bronze Age warfare.
In ancient times, the sea was not an impassable barrier separating our ancestors from the outside world, but a highway taking them to every corner of it. Never before and nowhere else has so much evidence proving the impact made on America by overseas visitors been assembled. This ends the debate between cultural diffusionists―who have always known that our ancient ancestors did not consider the sea an impassable barrier―and cultural isolationists, who have been equally certain that humans lacked the know-how and courage for global navigation until a little more than 500 years ago.
6X9 P/B, 288 pp., Illus.