Ancient American Indians Their Origins, Civilization, & Old World Connections by Paul R Cheesman & Millie F. Cheesman
This book provides a fascinating historic and photographic overview of all the major United States American Indian archaeological sites. In Part I, each site is described in detail, and travel directions are included for those who might wish to visit them.
The Cheesmans spent years visiting museums and archaeological sites in North, Central and South American, and comparative photographs show that some of the American civilizations had strong influences from Palestine and surrounding areas.
Part II is a photo-documentary that compares over a hundred American artifacts with similar artifacts from the Middle East. Shown side by side, the photos and accompanying information clearly demonstrates the strong cultural links some ancient Indian cultures share with Middle East origins and cultures.
Prepared in a scholarly but highly readable style, this unique book will be enjoyed by all who are interested in Indians, archaeology and ancient American origins.
Paperback, c1999, 272 p. : ill. ; 16 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-270)
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