They Came Before Columbus The African Presence in Ancient America Written by Ivan Van Sertima They Came Before Columbus Category: History – Americas. Blood River by Tim Butcher How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney They Came Before Columbus by Ivan Van Sertima King Leopold’s Ghost by. absurdity in a genre which has never attracted much rigorous scholarship in the best of times. Africanists who read They Came. Before Columbus will come.

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Oct 31, Khemauset Ankh colu,bus it it was amazing. Jan 30, Amun rated it liked it. After doing some more research inspired by reading this book I’ve learned that the Moors did indeed have very advanced navigational technology way ahead of the Europeans. Journal of African Civilizations. In Dean R.

This landmark presentation before Congress was illuminating and brilliantly presented in the name of all peoples of color across the world. Oct 11, Jansen Estrup rated it it was amazing. I learned a lot about how the navigational skills of the American Indians and North African transpired.

Ivan Van Sertima – Wikipedia

No portion of books, in part or in colhmbus, may be produced for the purpose of inclusion in other publications without written permission by the publisher The Journal of African Civilizations Ltd. Everyone is so busy trying to defend Van Sertimas seafaring possibilities that it has blinded your logic on the obvious.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I don’t know enough about archaeology to say for sure how valid his arguments are in that regard, but they certainly ho Obviously this is a controversial book, but it’s a good book.


They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America by Ivan Van Sertima

They Came Before Columbus: Read the book 1. She also planned to publish a book of his poetry. I’m utterly tired of conventional history and how it panders to White Supremacy. It begins with some really engrossing explorations that challenged my understandings, and who doesn’t like that?

Nov 07, Joakim Wendell rated it did not like it. And even if he’s dead wrong on everything It was published in French in and in the same year, was awarded the Clarence L. He gets caught up in the argument of authenticity, which doesn’t seem to achieve much Since then however I had read better researched and better written material which supports the now seemingly obvious notion that civilizations of all cultural and ethnic stripes and in many geographic locations made very similar technological advances uvan the same period and those that ultimately came to prominence on a world wide scale had the help of other geographic factors and just dumb luck.

Van Sertima wrote a response to be included in the article as is standard academic practice but withdrew it. About Ivan Van Sertima.

The sad irony is that by charging Western historians of base racism for discounting any Read this at a suggestion of a co-worker. Open Preview See a Problem? So it would not be surprising in the least if they were here before Europeans.

Though I kvan not believe the man definitively makes his case concerning a longstanding trade relationship between Africa and the Americas – his theory concerning the Ivaan pyramids being built by the Srtima Era Egypt is particularly glaring since he never acknowledges or explain how, for some mysterious reason, they had forgotten to transfer the invention of the wheel.

Jul 13, James Hall rated it it was amazing. Every chapter is accompanied with relevant Notes and References that are most interesting in themselves.


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Here, Sertima uses arguments that are very strange, such as that the famous Olmec Stone heads kvan “obviously” African, and thus they must be depictions of Africans. His article “The Lost Sciences of Africa: I learned a ton. Dec 09, Amin Osama rated it it was amazing. In response to Daniel’s review Clarence Weiant, who had worked as an assistant archaeologist specialising in ceramics at Tres Zapotes and later pursued a career as a chiropractor, wrote a letter to the New York Times supporting Van Sertima’s work.

I liked how he used writings during the same time of the naysayers wrote their articles and books. Outstanding – well documented tracings of voyages, immigrations and trading secrets which go far toward solving mysteries in the Old and New World – of cultural similarities serti,a had heretofore seemed impossible to reconcile with Euro-centric versions of history.

He posited that higher learning, in Africa as elsewhere, was the preserve of elites in the centres of civilisations, rendering them vulnerable in the event of the destruction of those centres and the loss of such knowledge. He makes an excellent quote in regards to discovering new lands. Sertima use of documented evidence speaks for itself.

After all, the US economy could never be what it is today if it were not for African slaves, and such slavery relied on ‘scientific racism’. Click Add to Cart to order this product.

It was my fault alone!