Who Discovered America?

Who Discovered America?

The Untold History of the Peopling of the Americas

Book - 2013
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"A groundbreaking new book that upends our understanding of Ancient America. Conventional history tells us humans migrated on foot across present-day Alaska, populating the Americas far later than other continents. However, emerging new evidence suggests seafarers reached the continents thousands of years earlier and developed far more sophisticated civilizations than previously imagined..." --From dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, NY William Morrow [2013]
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062236753
006223675X
Characteristics: [ix], 308 pages : Illustrations, maps (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hudson, Ian

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JulesValles Mar 13, 2015

This book has an appealing topic. However, this is based on a complete superficial study of sources. The author is not adopting an historical approach and base his findings on superficial analysis of other studies. The result is incomplete and mistaken evidence of "discoveries" of the Americas.

Jeffrey12164 Dec 28, 2014

Bargain Books

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DonnaMeness
Jul 24, 2014

The Bering Strait theory thought up by Ernst Antevs & supported by Franz Boas et al has been disproven by Duk-Rodkin ( Geological Survey of Canada).

Alejandra Duk- Rodkin has proven there was no ice-free corridor at the right time.

She published a paper in 1994 in "Quaternary International" based on evidence of morophology, provenance of sediment, reconstruction of paleosurfaces & stratigraphy. It only took her ten ( 10) yrs. althought I suspect it'll take the Canadian gov't another 50 yrs. to teach in in schools.

Duk-Rodkin,A., & O.L. Hughes. "Quaternary Geology of the Northeastern Part of the Central Mackenzie Valley Corridor, District of MacKenzie, NWT",
Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 458, 1995.

And one of my favorite authors, Jeffrey Goodman, PH. D, author of "American Genesis," postulates that Man did not migrate TO the American continent, but originated HERE, and migrated outward, to Europe and Asia. A very interesting theory, backed up by archeological finds throughout North and South America, including the work of Louis Leakey, the archeologist famous for his work in the African Rift Valley.

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rakaki
Jul 24, 2014

Not nearly as good as 1421 and seemed unorganized and disjointed - not one of his best works.

BCD2013 May 06, 2014

Offers radical new revelations about history of the Americas.

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madhadron
Jan 23, 2014

Menzies continues with his bizarre theories, fabricating evidence wholecloth. The outright hostility he shows to any attempt at accuracy is astonishing.

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æther
Dec 05, 2013

Menzies still needs a good editor, and I suspect the sloppiness of his writings and references help maintain much of academia's hostility to his theories. On the other hand, the amount of territory that he's managed to investigate (and report in several books) is fairly breath-taking, and his efforts to upset the eurocentric prejudices about (pre-Columbian) human migrations is a vital revisionism.

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