Friday, January 4, 2013
Online excerpt from Mann's 1491
image from backissues.com
If you are not sure about whether or not to buy a copy of 1491, the book by Charles Mann that presents a new and updated view of pre-Columbian America, why not see this excerpt at one of his webpages. I am not sure how long it will be available, because the larger doesn't seem to cover his more recent work. Mann is a gifted writer and does the important job of making archaeology more accessible to all readers. The illustration above is from the March 2002 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, where the introduction was first published.