They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in. 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. THEY CAME BEFORE COLUMBUS: THE AFRICAN PRE-. SENCE IN ANCIENT AMERICA. By Ivan Van Sertima. New. York: Random House, Pp. xviii, .

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Views Read Edit View history. As well as this book “Thieves of Civilization: The evidence in undeniable and illustrates how history can easily be distorted by the political climate of the time. View all 3 comments.

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.

As one who has been immersed in Mexican archaeology for some forty years, and who participated in the excavation of the first giant heads, I must confess, I am thoroughly convinced of the soundness of Van Sertima’s conclusions. Feel free to disagree. By using this site, you agree sertija the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. With NO evidence what’s so ever. I also feel that honesty, sincerity, and authentic participation in our lives are the only things that will promote healing, if not resolution, to the conflicts in our lives.

On pageof the Random House copy of this book, there is an apparent TYPO, first Paragraph, eighth line down, “Nacron a “preservative Egyptians used tgey Mummification ” should actually be “Natron. With such a fascinating and wide sweep of historical information that debunks so much tripe that has been published in the past, although it has been on the bookshelves for forty camee, this is recommended reading. There is plenty of proof of intercontinental contact world wide.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: He was the Editor of the Journal of African Civilizations, which he founded in and has published several major anthologies which have influenced the development of multicultural curriculum in the United States.

Examining navigation and shipbuilding; cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans; the transportation of plants, animals, and textiles between the continents; and the diaries, journals, and oral accounts of t They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America.

They Came Before Columbus

Jan 15, Kembahli marked it as to-read. I especially liked that he gave credit to authors that he disagreed with. Blogs Directory “A good question is never answered. Give ME a break. It reads like Eurocentric history in blackface!

He published several annual compilations, volumes of the journal dealing with various topics of African history. He is the author of They Came Before Columbus: We are experiencing technical difficulties. Conflicts like the one you mention. The sad irony is that by charging Western historians of base racism for discounting any possible evidence that might support his theory, he, in effect, is guilty of the same towards the Mayans, Incans and other native races by suggesting that they were incapable of coming up with these developments on their own.

In the end, nothing in my writings deny mixture: This idea colubus auto-segregation seems to be trending among our relations. Makes me wonder, when did racism become a good idea? This book provides the underpinnings for my novel “The Ivna Codex” See under “writing” and “thrillers.

About Ivan Van Sertima. Ancient and Modern, Journal of African Civilizations.

Most of the time you were of the people that you lived with, whether by birth, choice or any other integration. These were the inventions I had heard growing up.

They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America

Jan 21, Donald Allen rated it it was amazing. Behind the dramatizations, Van Sertima asserts two different points: Retrieved from ” https: It was exciting to read Van Sertma’s discussion the plotting and avarice by Columbus against his Queen, and soul-crushing to see the consequence of his ‘conquest’ and enslavement of the native populations which fell under his sword.


Stay in Touch Sign up. This is another informative book that tells more truth about the Ancient Africans. After divorcing his first wife, Sertima remarried into Jacqueline L. It was published in French in and in the same year, was awarded the Clarence L. There is a slight reference to textile trading that caught my attention.

This makes one wonder about who went where, especially since genetics are now showing that the Native American came from Asia to the American continent- maybe some just continued the journey all the way to Africa and taught them how to make pyramids also. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Dr. Ivan Van Sertima

Have a wonderful day and thanks again for your time. Jun 24, John rated it it was ok Shelves: This was not due to some kind of European superiority, but rather the result of Old world microbes, against which the Americans had no resistance whatsoever. He also appeared before a Congressional Committee vian July 7, to challenge the Columbus myth.

Jul 13, James Hall rated it it was amazing.

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The African Presence in Ancient America, which was published by Random House in and is presently in its twenty-ninth printing. Dec columbbus, Amin Osama rated it it was amazing.