Graham Hancock has an amazing talent for bringing serious intellectual and scientific rigor to bear in challenging established ideas in a way that is fresh and inspiring. He was just on the Joe Rogan Experience to talk about the archeological dogma that viciously suppressed the study of human activity in the Americas before 13,000 years ago, which is the subject of his latest book, ‘America Before’.
The dogma has been that the New World did not become significantly populated until much later than the Old World. However, recent discoveries of human remains have found Anatomically Modern Humans in the Americas proven to be from 50,000 years ago, as compared with 60,000 years ago in Europe and Asia.
If archeology is wrong about the peopling of the Americas, which appears to be the case, then what else have they been wrong about? Dogma says that civilization as we know it began in Sumeria 6,000 years ago but Hancock is adamant that not enough work has been done to categorically rule out that civilization may have been developed in the Americas first, because archeologists have simply not been digging at the layers where they would make such discoveries.
The rampant deforestation of the Amazon, however has been revealing the remains of vast cities there that pre-date those of Ancient Greece – and much larger.