Unearthing Ancient America: The Lost Sagas of Conquerors, Castaways, and Scoundrels


Does Colorado's Grand Canyon hide an ancient city found by a Smithsonian Institution photographer?
Did the Vikings beat Columbus to the New World using a fiber-optic navigational instrument?
Who built a colossal water reservoir in Iowa long before the first European settlers arrived?
What secret have the "Giants of the California Desert" ...

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Does Colorado's Grand Canyon hide an ancient city found by a Smithsonian Institution photographer?
Did the Vikings beat Columbus to the New World using a fiber-optic navigational instrument?
Who built a colossal water reservoir in Iowa long before the first European settlers arrived?
What secret have the "Giants of the California Desert" preserved for more than a thousand years?

These are just some of the intriguing questions posed and answered by expert researchers in Unearthing Ancient America. They go on to tackle a broad variety of archaeological enigmas shunned as too heretical for consideration by conventional scholars-a Roman figurine found off the New Jersey coast, North African gold in Illinois from a long-vanished kingdom, an Egyptian knife removed from a centuries-old tree in California, a fifth century Christian church in Connecticut, a prehistoric harbor underwater in the Bahamas, Easter Island's cultural connections with pre-modern Japan, and voyagers to Maine from Stone Age Scotland.

Unearthing Ancient America contains a wealth of fresh, occasionally suppressed evidence documenting the tremendous impact made on our continent by overseas visitors hundreds and even thousands of years before Columbus. The disclosures presented here re-write the prehistory of our country and provide a dramatic panorama of the past you never imagined before.

The distinguished list of contributing writers to Unearthing Ancient America includes:
• Wayne May, founder and publisher of Ancient American magazine
• Gunnar Thompson, PhD, author of American Discovery
• Nobuhiro Yoshida, language professor from the University ofKyushu
• William Donato, the world's leading authority on the "Bimini Road"
• David Hatcher Childress, founder of The World Explorers Club and head of Adventures Unlimited Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601630315
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 235,074
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Joseph became the editor-in-chief of Ancient American magazine when it was founded in 1993. His 20 books, which have been published in various languages throughout the world, include The Atlantis Encyclopedia, Discovering the Mysteries of Ancient America, and Opening the Ark of the Covenant. A frequent radio talk-show guest, he has been interviewed by Shirley MacLaine, Art Bell, Jeff Rense, Rob McConnell, and numerous other broadcast hosts. His lecture appearances include presentations throughout Japan and Britain, including conventions and seminars with the Association for Research and Enlightenment (the Edgar Cayce organization). Joseph lives in Wisconsin with his wife and son.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome to the New History! 11 Chapter 1 Anomalous Artifacts 13 An Ancient Egyptian Statuette Found in Illinois Wayne May 13 Medallion Puts Buddhists in Michigan a Thousand Years Ago Frank Joseph 24 Ancient Michigan's Solar Eclipse Tablet David Allen Deal 31 Chapter 2 Messages From the Past 39 Minnesota's Viking Runestone Is Authenticated Lloyd Hornbostel, Jr. 40 The Lost Inscription of Grave Creek Wayne May 45 The Grave Creek Tablet Is Genuine Ida Jane Meadows Gallagher 50 The Crespi Collection: Archaeological Fraud or Prehistoric Library? Dr. Warren Cook 54 Chapter 3 Strange Structures 75 Connecticut's Fifth-Century Church John Gallagher 75 Florida's Stonehenge? James P. Grimes 84 Dighton Rock: The Ancient Enigma of Massachusetts John Gallagher 90 Chapter 4 Subterranean Mysteries 95 The Money Pit Kassandra Dycke 96 Find or Fraud of the Century? Philip Coppens 103 An Achievement to Rival the Pyramids Fred C. Rydholm 114 Underground City of the Grand Canyon Frank Joseph 123 Inscrutable Metallic Tablets of the Rockies Jared G. Barton 132 Chapter 5 Underwater Discoveries 141 A Roman-Era Figurine Recovered Off New Jersey Lloyd Hornbostel, Jr. 141 Has the Lost Motherland of the Pacific Been Found? An Interview With Masaaki Kimura 144 Bimini: The "Road" to Discovery William Donato 148 A Rock Lake Time Line Frank Joseph 158 The Crystal Pyramid of Wisconsin's Rock Lake Frank Joseph 161 The Great Triangles of Rock Lake and Aztalan Frank Joseph 167 Chapter 6 Enigmatic Effigies 177 The Hideous Spider Pipe of Prehistoric Tennessee Wayne May 177 Pre-Columbian Hebrews in Michigan Dr. John White 182 The Serpent and the Meteor Frank Joseph 183 Giants of the CaliforniaDesert Lloyd Hornbostel, Jr. 191 Chapter 7 Lost Kingdoms 197 Found: The Pre-Inca City of Gran Saposoa Earl Koenig 197 The Rise and Fall of Prehistoric America David Hoffman 199 Utah's Nameless City of the Clouds Wayne May 202 Chapter 8 Forgotten Seamanship 207 Did a Sunstone Guide the Vikings to America? Earl Koenig 207 Sweden's Iron Age Monument to Transatlantic Voyages Reinoud de Jonge Jay Stuart Wakefield 211 An Old Map and Some Chicken Bones Terrify Archaeologists John Gallagher 222 The Pre-Columbian Connection: Ancient Transatlantic Ships James P. Grimes 225 How the Portuguese Out-Foxed Columbus Dr. Gunnar Thompson 234 Chapter 9 Bones, Skulls, and DNA Rewrite History 245 Inca Skeleton Unearthed in Scandinavia Earl Koenig 245 Genetics Rewrite Pacific Prehistory Peter Marsh 247 Ancient American Coneheads David Hatcher Childress 254 Who Were the First Americans? Frank Joseph 265 Bibliography 271 Index 281 About the Author 287
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