America Earlier than: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization By Graham Hancock
Was a sophisticated civilization misplaced to historical past within the international cataclysm that ended the final Ice Age? Graham Hancock, the internationally bestselling creator, has made it his life’s work to discover out–and in America Earlier than, he attracts on the newest archaeological and DNA proof to deliver his quest to a surprising conclusion.
We’ve been taught that North and South America have been empty of people till round 13,000 years in the past – amongst the final nice landmasses on earth to have been settled by our ancestors. However new discoveries have radically reshaped this long-established image and we all know now that the Americas have been first peopled greater than 130,000 years in the past – many tens of 1000’s of years earlier than human settlements turned established elsewhere.
Hancock’s analysis takes us on a sequence of journeys and encounters with the scientists chargeable for the latest extraordinary breakthroughs. Within the course of, from the Mississippi Valley to the Amazon rainforest, he reveals that historic “New World” cultures share a legacy of superior scientific data and complicated religious beliefs with supposedly unconnected “Outdated World” cultures. Have archaeologists targeted for too lengthy solely on the “Outdated World” of their seek for the origins of civilization whereas failing to think about the revolutionary risk that these origins would possibly in truth be discovered within the “New World”?
America Earlier than: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization is the end result of all the pieces that tens of millions of readers have cherished in Hancock’s physique of labor over the previous a long time, specifically a mind-dilating exploration of the mysteries of the previous, wonderful archaeological discoveries and profound implications for the way we lead our lives immediately.