The Lost History of Ancient America presents new evidence of transoceanic visitors to America, hundreds, even thousands, of years before Christopher Columbus was born. Its 20 eminent contributors are experts in a variety of fields, from botany, biology, and prehistoric engineering to underwater archaeology, archaeo-astromy, and Bronze Age warfare. In ancient times, the sea was t an impassable barrier separating our ancestors from the outside world, but a highway taking them to every corner of it. Never before and where else has so much evidence proving the impact made on America by overseas visitors been assembled. The Lost History of Ancient America ends the debate between cultural diffusionists-who have always kwn that our ancient ancestors did t consider the sea an impassable barrier-and cultural isolationists, who have been equally certain that humans lacked the kw-how and courage for global navigation until a little more than 500 years ago.
The editor-in-chief of Ancient American magazine from 1993 to 2007, Frank Joseph has travelled the world collecting research materials for his 27 published books.