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Picturing the Pre-Columbian Americas

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Science  02 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5778, pp. 1313
DOI: 10.1126/science.1128736

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1491. New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus. By Charles C. Mann. Knopf, New York, 2005. 478 pp. $30, C$40. ISBN 1-4000-4006-X.

Ancient Americans. Rewriting the History of the New World. Granta, London, 2005. £20. ISBN 1-86207-617-0.

Pulling together disparate data from archaeology, history, genetics, and ecology, the author discusses the state of human civilizations in the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans.