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The First American: The Story of North American Archaeology

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s/t: Das Rätsel des vor-kolumbischen Indianers
Published June 26th 1975 by Vintage/Ebury/Random House Group division (first published 1971)
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Jul 09, 2013 Semiophrenic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The length of this book seemed intimidating at first, but it proved to be quite fascinating. After the first chapter it was difficult to put the book down. The text is flowing, etched with many facts and examples and generally well written. The author really seems to love archaelogy and manages to spark a good bit of enthusiasm in the reader as well. It focuses on archaeological methods, the conquest of South-Western U.S. and pueblos, mounds and the most relevant earliest archaelogical find. ...more
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A great look into the history of America before it was known as America. The author dives deep into the people who tried to preserve the history of native americans in the land that would soon become the Americas. A very detailed anthropological look at history recording in general, he makes many a point to acknowledge his resources, the men and women who died to preserve the people, cultures, civilizations, cities, findings and all information that would become the history of "30,000 years of ...more
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C.W. Ceram was the pseudonym of German journalist and author Kurt Wilhelm Marek, known for his popular works about archaeology. He chose to write under a pseudonym to distance himself from his earlier work as a propagandist for the Third Reich.

Ceram was born in Berlin. During World War II, he was a member of the Propagandatruppe. His works from that period include Wir hielten Narvik, 1941, and Rot
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