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Bronze-Age America Hardcover – June, 1982

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 303 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Co (T); 1st edition (June 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316277711
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316277716
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,169,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Having just returned from visiting the Peterborough petroglyphs, I am truly overcome with the amount of PC (i.e. Indian culture) that is displayed on the part of the Canadian Gov't. Dr. Fell presents a well thought out and logic argument for a Norse orgin for the petroglyphs. The Canadian Gov't does not and views the petroglyphs as Indian in origin, but can not explain what they mean or why they are there. Dr. Fell's explanation is a logical answer to what happened to the tonnes of copper that were mined in the area in the BC (the Indians did not use), why the mining was done, and stopped. "At some point in the distant past, the carvers ceased coming to the site" so goes the Gov't version. "The boats here do not appear to resemble the birchbark canoes used by the natives in this region". The read in the book is at times long- not from lack of content, but from Dr. Fell's scientic approach to the matter. This is the way science used to operate, before PC became a concern. In light of Kennewick Man and other recent discoveries in the science of Archeology, maybe Dr. Fell has latched on to the toe of the early history of N. America.
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Whilst there are areas where Fell's conclusions do not appear to me to be supported, he provides some compelling evidence that history is never simple, and that the "accepted" history of North Americal is not supported by good archaelogical evidence and lateral thinking. People who were never required to prove their claims now call upon Pell to "prove" is claims which a higher level of evidence than has ever supported the original historical beliefs. For years these people clung to Columbian Primacy despite compelling evidence that the Norse were in North America 500 years before Columbus. The same people demand Pell produce "evidence" of his evidence. Pell's perspectives are fascinating and whilst some of this observations are questionable, there is enough there to raise serious questions about the "conventional wisdom". At very least Pell is not afraid to question the established views. The sad thing is that the establisment, responds, not with evidence or academic argument but with personal attacks and abuse.
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This very interesting work by Barry Fell is one of several such -- and like the other books -- uses very consistant interpetation and transilation of known scripts into known languages -- found spread in the Americas. The other books of Barry Fell concerning overseas contact of Africa, Egypt and Europe with the Americas are very interesting. This reader especially finds "Bronze Age America" most interesting -- with its particular focus on [proto] Celtic Ogham and [proto] Nordic Tifinag -- that just happen to be wide spread in North America -- and seem to originate via Bronze Age Europe in a time when there was less or no Arctic Ice [at least for much of the year] -- and less stormy sailing conditions. If a whole petroglyph site can be interpeted via one type of inscription [say Tifinag] -- as [say] Germanic -- then is it unlikely any other explanation works -- due to [say] fifty inscription marks consistantly matching the [say] Germanic Tifinag interpetation. Barry Fell was also a long-term established academic. SO, it is NOT supposed new language links proposed -- BUT, actual demonstrated transilations of many physical inscriptions as self-consistant transilations of well-known languages -- wherever they happen to be located. Especially given numerous sites with similar interpetation -- it becomes mathematically very unlikely that such self-consistant transilation in correlated groups can be invalidated +++
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This is the third of Fell's classic series that changed the way people thought about ancient America. Many wish he had written more as the field is now often dominated by "fringe" writers. However, after all these years, scholars are taking a second look at pre-Columbus voyages and the sophistication of the natives. This book isn't the strongest of the three. It is almost an appendix to the other two chock full of photos and langauge comparisons, though it is a must for students of the past. Hopefully someone will decide to bring these back into print. See also 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, 1421: The Year China Discovered America, The Island of Seven Cities: Where the Chinese Settled When They Discovered America & Columbus Was Last.
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Although flawed in some of his interpretation, Dr. Fell uses his wide ranging knowledge of truly ancient language forms to demonstrate the connections of Celtic/Anlglo-Saxon/Norse petroglyph alphabets and similar rune-type carvings in pre-Colombian America.
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