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Old World influence on New?

January 4th, 2011 · No Comments

DVD touted by Glenn Beck stirs up archaeological spat
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 02:51 AM
By Wesley Lowery
I haven’t seen this DVD so I can’t judge what may be sensationalized so-called archaeology.
But the probability of some contact between the Old and New world before Columbus is highly probable, despite the reigning dogma to the contrary.


Bradley T. Lepper, Ohio Historical SocietyThe Lost Civilizations of North America, a DVD released this summer, explores an archaeological debate surrounding prehistoric Americans.

The 63-minute DVD presents the possibility that they interacted with ancient Old World civilizations such as those in Egypt and Rome.

The DVD was crowned Best Multicultural Documentary by the International Cherokee Film Festival and was featured prominently in a TV segment by Fox News host Glenn Beck.

But this month, six of the experts interviewed for the film, including an Ohio archaeologist, released a letter that says the documentary advances unsubstantiated claims, uses their words out of context and highlights artifacts that have proved to be fraudulent to advance a “fringe” archaeological belief.

“We want to make it clear that we do not support the theories presented in The Lost Civilizations of North America DVD,” the letter reads.

The film’s makers defend it as an objective documentary.

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