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Parallel universe the americas before columbus

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Social Studies Middle School High

Parallel Universe: The Americas before Columbus

What did America look like before Columbus arrived in 1492? Historian Charles Mann paints a vivid picture of pre-Columbian America. It was a world of glittering cities, advanced technology, monumental architecture, and powerful empires. What happened to it all? Was it destroyed by European might, or by natural disaster?

Geography Ancient Civilization World History I Colonialism

Story Length: 8:35

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AIR DATE: 08/05/2005

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