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Parallel universe the americas before columbus

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Social Studies Middle School

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?

Ancient Civilization World History I Colonialism Geography

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AIR DATE: 08/05/2005

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