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A new book about ancient expeditions to America.
When we think of the “First Americans” we generally tend to think of the American Indian. After all, there is no doubt that the Indian has lived in North America for thousands of years, descended from those original explorers who trekked across the Bering land bridge. At least this is what we are taught in school. But is this entirely correct? Were there others that came perhaps before and during the original population of North and South America by those that would later be called “Native Americans”? Were there others that embarked on expeditions to the mysterious lands to the west (or east) that brought not only trade goods but knowledge and ideas of other religions, cultures and oral traditions?
This book examines the many archaeological anomalies which indicate that visitors from far distant lands regularly interacted with indigenous populations of the Americas. Ancient scripts carved on stone, images of bearded men, strange structures, ancient artifacts from European and Asian cultures and plants originating in the Americas turning up in ancient India are only some of the topics discussed in this new illustrated book.