They Came Before Columbus

Download or Read eBook They Came Before Columbus PDF written by Ivan Van Sertima and published by Random House Trade Paperbacks. This book was released on 2003-09-23 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
They Came Before Columbus

Book Synopsis They Came Before Columbus by : Ivan Van Sertima

"The African presence in ancient America"--Jacket subtitle.

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  • Total Pages – 358
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  • ISBN-10 – UCSC:32106017436624
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They Came from the Bronx

Download or Read eBook They Came from the Bronx PDF written by Neil Waldman and published by Boyds Mills Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
They Came from the Bronx

Book Synopsis They Came from the Bronx by : Neil Waldman

A Comanche boy listens to his grandmother reminisce about the days of the buffalo.

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  • ISBN-10 – 1563978911
  • ISBN-13 – 9781563978913

We Came Naked and Barefoot

Download or Read eBook We Came Naked and Barefoot PDF written by Alex D. Krieger and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 491 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
We Came Naked and Barefoot

Book Synopsis We Came Naked and Barefoot by : Alex D. Krieger

Second place, Presidio La Bahia Award, Sons of the Republic of Texas, 2003 Perhaps no one has ever been such a survivor as álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. Member of a 600-man expedition sent out from Spain to colonize "La Florida" in 1527, he survived a failed exploration of the west coast of Florida, an open-boat crossing of the Gulf of Mexico, shipwreck on the Texas coast, six years of captivity among native peoples, and an arduous, overland journey in which he and the three other remaining survivors of the original expedition walked some 1,500 miles from the central Texas coast to the Gulf of California, then another 1,300 miles to Mexico City. The story of Cabeza de Vaca has been told many times, beginning with his own account, Relación de los naufragios, which was included and amplified in Gonzalo Fernando de Oviedo y Váldez's Historia general de las Indias. Yet the route taken by Cabeza de Vaca and his companions remains the subject of enduring controversy. In this book, Alex D. Krieger correlates the accounts in these two primary sources with his own extensive knowledge of the geography, archaeology, and anthropology of southern Texas and northern Mexico to plot out stage by stage the most probable route of the 2,800-mile journey of Cabeza de Vaca. This book consists of several parts, foremost of which is the original English version of Alex Krieger's dissertation (edited by Margery Krieger), in which he traces the route of Cabeza de Vaca and his companions from the coast of Texas to Spanish settlements in western Mexico. This document is rich in information about the native groups, vegetation, geography, and material culture that the companions encountered. Thomas R. Hester's foreword and afterword set the 1955 dissertation in the context of more recent scholarship and archaeological discoveries, some of which have supported Krieger's plot of the journey. Margery Krieger's preface explains how she prepared her late husband's work for publication. Alex Krieger's original translations of the Cabeza de Vaca and Oviedo accounts round out the volume.

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  • Total Pages – 491
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780292779891
  • ISBN-13 – 0292779895

Across Atlantic Ice

Download or Read eBook Across Atlantic Ice PDF written by Dennis J. Stanford and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2012-02-28 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Across Atlantic Ice

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Who were the first humans to inhabit North America? According to the now familiar story, mammal hunters entered the continent some 12,000 years ago via a land bridge that spanned the Bering Sea. Distinctive stone tools belonging to the Clovis culture established the presence of these early New World people. But are the Clovis tools Asian in origin? Drawing from original archaeological analysis, paleoclimatic research, and genetic studies, noted archaeologists Dennis J. Stanford and Bruce A. Bradley challenge the old narrative and, in the process, counter traditional—and often subjective—approaches to archaeological testing for historical relatedness. The authors apply rigorous scholarship to a hypothesis that places the technological antecedents of Clovis in Europe and posits that the first Americans crossed the Atlantic by boat and arrived earlier than previously thought. Supplying archaeological and oceanographic evidence to support this assertion, the book dismantles the old paradigm while persuasively linking Clovis technology with the culture of the Solutrean people who occupied France and Spain more than 20,000 years ago.

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  • Publisher – Univ of California Press
  • Total Pages – 337
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780520949676
  • ISBN-13 – 0520949676

Why North is Up

Download or Read eBook Why North is Up PDF written by Mick Ashworth and published by . This book was released on 2019 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Why North is Up

Book Synopsis Why North is Up by : Mick Ashworth

Many people have a love of maps. But what lies behind the process of map-making? How have cartographers through the centuries developed their craft and established a language of maps which helps them to better represent our world and help users to understand it? This book tells the story of how widely accepted mapping conventions originated and evolved--from map orientation, projections, typography, and scale, to the use of color, symbols, ways of representing relief, and the treatment of boundaries and place names. It charts the fascinating story of how conventions have changed in response to new technologies and ever-changing mapping requirements, how symbols can be a matter of life or death, why universal acceptance of conventions can be difficult to achieve, and how new mapping conventions are developing to meet the needs of modern cartography. Why North is Up offers an accessible and enlightening guide to the sometimes hidden techniques of map-making through the centuries.

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  • ISBN-10 – 1851245197
  • ISBN-13 – 9781851245192