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Mysteries of the past

Author: Lionel Casson; Joseph J Thorndike
Publisher: New York : American Heritage Pub. Co. : Book trade distribution by Simon and Schuster, ©1977.
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Presented here is an accurate picture of the current status of investigations into ancient mysteries.
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Mysteries of the past.
New York : American Heritage Pub. Co. : Book trade distribution by Simon and Schuster, ©1977
(OCoLC)904175013
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lionel Casson; Joseph J Thorndike
ISBN: 0828102066 9780828102063 0828102074 9780828102070 0828104107 9780828104104 0671229826 9780671229825 0671229834 9780671229832
OCLC Number: 3121158
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 319 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
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 human races originate? / Walter Karp --
How has climate affected history? : Who were the indo-europeans? / Robert Claiborne --
What caused the collapse of the Maya? / Brian Fagan.
Responsibility: by Lionel Casson [and three others] ; editor, Joseph J. Thorndike, Jr.

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Presented here is an accurate picture of the current status of investigations into ancient mysteries.

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