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By Kenneth L. Feder

Presenting “the actual deal” of yank antiquity—as against the hyped fare of many cable television shows—Kenneth Feder invitations readers to discover the beautiful technological, architectural, engineering, and creative achievements of America’s first peoples.

Part shuttle advisor, half pleasant reference, Ancient America showcases fifty iconic and publicly-accessible websites situated around the contiguous United States—including huge pyramids of earth, “castles” ensconced in cliff niches, and substantial rock artwork galleries. one of the areas profiled are 4 global historical past websites (Chaco Canyon, NM; Mesa Verde, CO; Cahokia, IL; Poverty element, LA); a number of historical Landmarks and nationwide Monuments (including Crystal River, FL; city Creek Mound, NC; Casa Grande, AZ; and Hovenweep, UT); and stunningly varied websites starting from Serpent Mound (OH) and Horsethief Lake (WA) to Canyon de Chelly (AZ) and 9 Mile Canyon (UT).

In addition to useful customer info, Feder tells the attention-grabbing tales of every website as printed by means of archaeological study. Introductory chapters delve into the deep prior of local the USA; old and cultural information in addition to unique images around out the positioning entries. Readers should be encouraged to go to those striking locations the place the previous maintains to resonate within the present.

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