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Mysteries of the Past

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Contents:
Who first crossed the oceans? : Who raised the megaliths? : Where did Homer's heroes come from? / Lionel Casson --
What caused the sudden rise of modern man? / Robert Claiborne --
Who were the mound builders? / Brian Fagan --
Why did the ancients not develop machnery? : Where did ancient traders sail? : China and the west: which was first? / Lionel Casson --
How did h
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Hardcover, 319 pages
Published 1977 by American Heritage
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May 13, 2012 Ron rated it liked it
A dated work,from 1977, it still asks many important questions of archeology.
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For the Tax historian, see Joseph J. Thorndike

Joseph Jacobs Thorndike (July 29, 1913 – November 22, 2005) was an American editor and writer. He was Managing Editor of Life for three years in the late 1940s, and a co-founder of American Heritage and Horizon magazines.

Thorndike was born and raised in Peabody, Massachusetts, a small town north of Boston. His father was a stockbroker, his mother a t
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