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Frank Joseph's Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America: The Lost PDF

By Frank Joseph

ISBN-10: 1591431077

ISBN-13: 9781591431077

The exam of 4 nice civilizations that existed earlier than Columbus’s arrival in North the USA deals proof of sustained touch among the outdated and New Worlds

• Describes the cultural attractiveness, political may perhaps, and enormously complicated know-how of those precursors to our sleek age

• indicates that North America’s first civilization, the Adena, was once sparked by way of historical Kelts from Western Europe and explores hyperlinks among Hopewell Mound developers and prehistoric eastern seafarers

Before Rome governed the Classical international, sparkling stone pyramids stood amid smoking iron foundries from North America’s Atlantic seaboard to the Mississippi River. On its east financial institution, throughout from today’s St. Louis, Missouri, flourished a walled urban extra populous than London was once a thousand years in the past, with a pyramid larger--at its base--than Egypt’s nice Pyramid. in the course of the twelfth century, hydraulic engineers laid out a tremendous irrigation community spanning the yankee Southwest that, if laid finish to finish, might stretch from Phoenix, Arizona, to the Canadian border. On a scale to compare, they outfitted a five-mile-wide dam from ten million cubic yards of rock. whereas Europe stumbled in the course of the darkish a long time, a city of weirdly formed, multistory superstructures, accurately aligned to the solar and moon, sprawled around the New Mexico barren region.

Who used to be answerable for such tremendous achievements? the place did their mysterious developers come from, and what grew to become of them? those are many of the questions investigated via Frank Joseph in his exam of historical affects at paintings on our continent. He finds that smooth civilization isn't the first to come up in North the USA yet used to be preceded in its place via 4 excessive cultures that rose and fell over the last 3 thousand years: the Adena, Hopewell, Mississippian, and Anasazi-Hohokam. How they completed greatness and why they vanished so thoroughly are the exciting enigmas explored through this unconventional prehistory of our nation, Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America.

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