Graham Hancock’s new book is called America Before – The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilisation.
Graham Hancock is talking about his new book on a tour that takes in the UK, the USA and Canada. At his event in Bath (6th April 2019), with several family members present, Hancock gave a glimpse of what he covers in his book. This includes ancient North American civilisations with similarities to the ancient Egyptians – could they have common origins? There is also much evidence of ancient (abandoned) cities in the Amazon in South America.
Hancock went on to showcase the growing body of evidence on the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis – the idea that cometary fragments initiated the sudden cooling event that commenced around 12,800 years ago, and triggered catastrophic flooding in North America. This event and its impacts on Earth and its peoples at the time may even have influenced the later legends of Atlantis as written about by Plato.
What follows below is the book synopsis. There is also a slightly longer summary of the book on Hancock’s own website: https://grahamhancock.com/america-before/
Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, the internationally bestselling author, has made it his life’s work to find out — and in America Before, he draws on the latest archaeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning conclusion.
We’ve been taught that North and South America were empty of humans until around 13,000 years ago – amongst the last great landmasses on earth to have been settled by our ancestors. But new discoveries have radically reshaped this long-established picture and we know now that the Americas were first peopled more than 130,000 years ago – many tens of thousands of years before human settlements became established elsewhere.
Hancock’s research takes us on a series of journeys and encounters with the scientists responsible for the recent extraordinary breakthroughs. In the process, from the Mississippi Valley to the Amazon rainforest, he reveals that ancient ‘New World’ cultures share a legacy of advanced scientific knowledge and sophisticated spiritual beliefs with supposedly unconnected ‘Old World’ cultures. Have archaeologists focussed for too long only on the ‘Old World’ in their search for the origins of civilization while failing to consider the revolutionary possibility that those origins might in fact be found in the ‘New World’?
America Before: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilisation is the culmination of everything that millions of readers have loved in Hancock’s body of work over the past decades, namely a mind-dilating exploration of the mysteries of the past, amazing archaeological discoveries and profound implications for how we lead our lives today.
Hancock, Graham – America Before: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization, Coronet, 2019
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