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Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, the internationally bestselling author, has made it his life's work to find out -- and in America Before, he draws on the latest archaeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning conclusion.
We’ve been taught that North and South America were empty of humans until around 13,000 years ago – amongst the last great landmasses on earth to have been settled by our ancestors. But new discoveries have radically reshaped this long-established picture and we know now that the Americas were first peopled more than 130,000 years ago – many tens of thousands of years before human settlements became established elsewhere.
Hancock's research takes us on a series of journeys and encounters with the scientists responsible for the recent extraordinary breakthroughs. In the process, from the Mississippi Valley to the Amazon rainforest, he reveals that ancient 'New World' cultures share a legacy of advanced scientific knowledge and sophisticated spiritual beliefs with supposedly unconnected 'Old World' cultures. Have archaeologists focussed for too long only on the 'Old World' in their search for the origins of civilization while failing to consider the revolutionary possibility that those origins might in fact be found in the 'New World'?
America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization is the culmination of everything that millions of readers have loved in Hancock's body of work over the past decades, namely a mind-dilating exploration of the mysteries of the past, amazing archaeological discoveries and profound implications for how we lead our lives today.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Edition description:||B&N Exclusive Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.20(d)|
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The author presents the facts objectively. It is rare to find so many facts about the history of our existence in one book. Bottom Line: based on the facts presented, I am convinced that an advanced civilization, motivated by altruistic thought, possessing technology that surpasses 21 Century technology in so many ways, existed long before 12800 years ago; a civilization that knew that there would be an extinction level event that would change the face of Earth and took action to guarantee that there would be survivors, making sure that the survivors had the knowledge of astronomy, mathematics, agriculture, engineering, husbandry to survive; in addition, they left messages in stone, buried for all time until they would be needed at the end of time, messages that were deliberately intended for survivors 12000 years into the future focused on a specific time window, 1960 to 2040. Thank you Graham Hancock for being all that the Architects of that lost civilization expected you to be!
Reading this book, and researching the evidence presented has really opened my eyes to the fact that everything we thought we knew about how civilazation began is just hearsay. The full story has yet to be uncovered! This book, and Hancock himself, has blown my mind. His evidence is compelling, and everything presented can be verified. Great buy; I'm looking forward to reading his other works.