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Of all the so-called ‘Alternative History’ researchers, Graham Hancock is among the rare few who is getting a well-deserved amount of vindication within his lifetime. The author of the best-selling book Fingerprints of the Gods and many other titles has been viciously attacked by orthodox historians, Egyptologists and professional skeptics for many years, but thanks to both the discovery of Gobekli Tepe in Southeast Anatolia and the mounting evidence in favor of a cataclismic event caused by a cometary impact some 13,000 years ago –coinciding with the geological age known as the Younger Dryas– slowly but surely some of Hancock’s ideas are being bregrudgingly incorporated by mainstream Science.

Hancock is continuing his exploration of an advanced civilization which could have been wiped out by those cataclysms, but not without ‘seeding’ some of their knowledge into other cultures all around the globe. Now instead of Egypt or Angkor Wat he is turning his gaze toward the ‘New World’ with his latest book AMERICA BEFORE: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization:

Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, the internationally bestselling author, has made it his life’s work to find out — and in America Before he draws on the latest archaeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning conclusion.

Hancock’s research takes us on a series of journeys and encounters with the scientific rebels responsible for the recent extraordinary breakthroughs. In the process, from the Mississippi Valley to the Amazon rainforest, he reveals that ancient ‘New World’ cultures share a legacy of advanced scientific knowledge and sophisticated spiritual beliefs with supposedly unconnected ‘Old World’ cultures.

Have archaeologists focussed for too long only on the ‘Old World’ in their search for the origins of civilization while failing to consider the revolutionary possibility that those origins might in fact be found in the ‘New World’?

Here’s a video trailer showing some of the evidence contained in its pages:

AMERICA BEFORE is available in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook editions on April 2 (UK) and April 23 (US/Canada). Learn more and order a copy by following this link.