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ISBN-10: 0817319395

ISBN-13: 9780817319397

Ancient Ocean Crossings paints a compelling photo of amazing pre-Columbian cultures and previous international civilizations that, opposite to many triumphing notions, weren't remoted from each other, evolving independently, each one in its personal hemisphere. in its place, they constituted a “global ecumene,” concerning a posh development of intermittent yet a variety of and profoundly consequential contacts.

In Ancient Ocean Crossings: Reconsidering the Case for Contacts with the Pre-Columbian Americas, Stephen Jett encourages readers to reevaluate the typical trust that there has been no major interchange among the chiefdoms and civilizations of Eurasia and Africa and peoples who occupied the alleged terra incognita past the good oceans.


More than 100 centuries separate the time that Ice Age hunters are conventionally inspiration to have crossed a land bridge from Asia into North the USA and the arriving of Columbus within the Bahamas in 1492. conventional trust has lengthy held that earth’s hemispheres have been primarily bring to a halt from each other as a result of post-Pleistocene meltwater-fed emerging oceans that lined that bridge. The oceans, besides arctic climates and daunting terrestrial distances, shaped impermeable boundaries to interhemispheric communique. This standpoint means that the cultures of the previous international and people of the Americas constructed independently.


Drawing on plentiful and urban facts to aid his conception for major pre-Columbian contacts, Jett means that many historic peoples had either the seafaring features and the reasons to pass the oceans and, in truth, did so many times and with nice effect. His deep and wide paintings synthesizes info and concepts from archaeology, geography, linguistics, climatology, oceanography, ethnobotany, genetics, drugs, and the heritage of navigation and seafaring, making an cutting edge and persuasive multidisciplinary case for a brand new knowing of human societies and their diffuse yet interconnected development.

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