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Before the conquerors : a modern adventure in the land of the Incas

by A Hyatt Verrill; Dodd, Mead & Company,; Vail-Ballou Press,

  Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience

From the book dustjacket   (2008-12-08)


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by frizzled

THE story of an American boy who went with his father and the author on a most active archaeological expedition to South America. With a beginner's luck, Bob Sheldon unearthed valuable objects of gold and silver and also some odd and seemingly worthless gadgets that proved even more valuable discoveries, archaeologically speaking. And Bob found that this surprising archaeological angle could offer plenty of thrills and wonder, aside from actual treasure finding. Archaeology could mean a sort of continuous mystery story that he was helping to solve—the story of the races that lived in America centuries before Columbus set foot on the shores of the New World— the Aztecs, the Mayans, the Incas, and the pre-Incas.
The book is authentic because it is built around Mr. Verrill's own experiences during years of archaeological field work in Central and South America. It will interest adults as well as young people.

This story was published in 1935

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