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read mobi » Hidden Cities ↠ reflectionslisburnltd Ñ Few realize that some of the oldest largest and most complex structures of ancient archaeology were built of earth clay and stone right here in America in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys From 6000 years ago until uite recently North America was home to some of the mS and historians Roger Kennedy presents a fascinating picture of these American antiuities as well as their reception among leading citizens of the young United States On missions of exploration politics and even piracy men such as George Rogers Clark George Washington Albert Gallatin and Thomas Jefferson freuently chanced upon the architecture of the past As Kennedyshows us the magnificence of the mound building cultures through the sometimes prejudiced eyes of the Founding generation he reveals not only the astounding history of our continent but also the reasons why we have refused to credit Native American predecessors with the greatnes A fascinating book in spite of being tedious going at times Few people are even conscious of the great dying that occurred in North America in the years following the arrival of the first Europeans; I was only vaguely I had heard of the mounds but wrongly assumed them to be merely relatively small scale burial sepulchers I had no idea of the enormous scale size and scope of ancient American construction It boggles the mind It's a shame so many sites were bulldozed to make room for the encroachment of highways suburbia Walmart etc

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Few realize that some of the oldest largest and most complex structures of ancient archaeology were built of earth clay and stone right here in America in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys From 6000 years ago until uite recently North America was home to some of the most highly advanced and well organized civilizations in the world complete with cities roads and commerce From the lost city of Balbantsha near New Orleans to the Great Hopewell Road a causeway for religious pilgrims along the Ohio River in the thirteenth century these cultures built hundreds of thousands of structures of which a small but tantalizing portion still remain Like t Lots of interesting material on the indigenous cultures of the Mississippi valley especially in relation to the great mounds and architectural complexes in the first and last chapters However the book in spite of its title is mainly about Europeans in America Washington Jefferson Gallatin how they understood and misunderstood the great civilizations that proceeded the American republic

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Hidden Cities The Discovery and Loss of Ancient North American CivilizationHe Druids of Salisbury Plain they patterned extraordinarily precise geometry according to the rising and setting of the moon Like the ancient Egyptians they organized millions of hours of human labor to construct pyramids platforms and plazas In Hidden Cities Roger G Kennedy sets out on a bold uest of recovery a recovery of the rich heritage of the North American peoples and a reimagination of the true relations of their modern day successors and neighbors From the Spanish and French explorers to the present very few Euro Americans have paid attention to the evidence and meaning of this heritage Building on recent work of many archaeologist I learned a lot about Native American civilizations that I didn't know from Hidden Cities While I knew something about the mound cultures and had even visited some of the mounds previously I had no idea how far reaching the mound building civilizations were I also learned uite a bit about early US history from a completely different point of view than what is generally taught in history classes So I liked this book but I didn't enjoy it It was not written in an easy style and so even though I was interested in the material it was somewhat tedious reading I will have to find on this subject