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Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America The Lost Kingdoms of the Adena, Hopewell, Mississippians, and Anasazi

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ISBN-10: 1591431077

ISBN-13: 9781591431077

Edition: 2010

Authors: Frank Joseph

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Before Rome ruled the Classical World, gleaming stone pyramids stood amid smoking iron foundries from North America's Atlantic seaboard to the Mississippi River. On its east bank, across from today's St. Louis, Missouri, flourished a walled city more populous than London was one thousand years ago, with a pyramid larger--at its base--than Egypt's Great Pyramid. During the 12th century, hydraulic engineers laid out a massive irrigation network spanning the American Southwest that, if laid end to end, would stretch from Phoenix, Arizona, to the Canadian border. On a scale to match, they built a five-mile-wide dam from ten million cubic yards of rock. While Europe stumbled through the Dark…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Bear & Company
Publication date: 12/21/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Frank Joseph is a journalist and researcher. He lives in Colfax, Wisconsin.

Introduction: Our Cultural Amnesia
Adena, First Civilizers of North America
Who Were the Adena
The Keltic Fingerprint on Prehistoric America
Hopewell Masters of Ceremony
Who Were the Hopewell?
Mississippians Reignite the Torch of Civilization
Who Were the Mississippians?
The Sorcerers of Chaco Canyon
Liquid Gold
Who Were the Lost Others?
Peruvian Proofs
Afterword: Is Ours the Next Lost Civilization of America?
A Timeline for Ancient America
A Comparison of Keltic and Plains Indian Terms
A Comparison of Zuni Indian and Japanese Words