From the book jacket: Traditionally, Americans learned in
school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at
the time of Columbuss landing had crossed the Bering Strait twelve thousand
years ago; existed mainly in small, nomadic bands; and lived so lightly on the
land that the Americas was, for all practical purposes, still a vast wilderness.
But as Charles C. Mann now makes clear, archaeologists and anthropologists have
spent the last thirty years proving these and many other long-held assumptions
wrong. In a book that startles and persuades, Mann reveals how a new generation
of researchers equipped with novel scientific techniques came to previously
Comment: 1491 is a very readable account of the history of the American people before the lands were 'discovered' by Europeans in 1492. For example, far from ...
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