Not a book to widely recommend, but one I may browse again ... following the coastline in small boats." Knut Fladmark Settlement Of The Americas A New Prehistory***Jomon Pottery is one of my related intertests ... The first is that evidence suggests that human civilizations antedate the rise of Sumer and Egypt.When first read, it sprouted a thick crest of stickies. so I was curious if they were among the author's areas of focus ... The second is that there was far more contact between the earliest civilizations in the Old and New Worlds than is commonly believed.
Scientist & tenured university professo Is it a coincidence that pyramids are found across the globe?
Did cultures ranging across vast spaces & times, such as the ancient Egyptians, early Buddhists, the Maya, Inca, Toltecs, Aztecs, British Celts & even the Mississippians of pre-Columbian Illinois, simply dream the same dreams & envision the same structures? Schoch, a preeminent geologists, believes otherwise. In this meticulously reasoned book, Schoch, like anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl in his classic Kon-Tiki, argues that ancient cultures traveled great distances by sea.
Introduction Giza & the question of time This world's many pyramids Coincidence or connection? "Possible corroboration of the Jomon-Valdivia connection comes from a weapon found in similar versions in Japan ...
The mythic foundation The peopling of the Americas Across the Atlantic to the New World Across the Pacific to the New World How the pyramid builders sailed Fleeing the angry skies Seeking the source Civilizations beginning, isolation's end Appendix: Redating the Great Sphinx of Giza Acknowledgments Sources & Readings Index In both non-fiction and fantasy context, I'm most interested in the Pacific Rim world 8,000 years before now ... Some sections of Schoch's book are useful research, but he provides more, speculative info than holds my interest ... Called the star-holed mace, this weapon war features a star-shaped head This book argues two primary theses.
When first read, it sprouted a thick crest of stickies. Sundaland, the now-drowned continent of Southeast Asia, which once connected the mainland with what are the many islands of Indonesia ... The second is that there was far more contact between the earliest civilizations in the Old and New Worlds than is commonly believed.