Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology
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Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology

By John D. (John Denison) Baldwin
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Table of Contents
  • ANCIENT AMERICA, IN NOTES ON AMERICAN ARCHÆOLOGY.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • ANCIENT AMERICA.
  • I. THE MOUND-BUILDERS.
    • THE MOUND-BUILDERS—THEIR WORKS.
    • EXTENT OF THEIR SETTLEMENTS.
    • THEIR CIVILIZATION.
    • THEIR ANCIENT MINING WORKS.
  • II. ANTIQUITY OF THE MOUND-BUILDERS.
    • HOW LONG WERE THEY HERE?
  • III. WHO WERE THE MOUND-BUILDERS?
    • NOT ANCESTORS OF THE WILD INDIANS.
    • BRERETON’S STORY.
    • AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY.
    • WHO WERE THE MOUND-BUILDERS?
  • IV. MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA.
    • THE NORTHERN REMAINS.
    • THE “SEVEN CITIES OF CEVOLA.”
    • CENTRAL MEXICO.
    • THE GREAT RUINS AT THE SOUTH.
    • CHARACTER OF THE SOUTHERN RUINS.
  • V. MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA.
    • PALENQUE.
    • COPAN AND QUIRIGUA.
    • MITLA.
    • AN ASTRONOMICAL MONUMENT.
    • RUINS FARTHER SOUTH.
    • THE RUINS IN YUCATAN.
    • MAYAPAN.
    • UXMAL.
    • KABAH.
    • CHICHEN-ITZA.
    • OTHER RUINS IN YUCATAN.
  • VI. ANTIQUITY OF THE RUINS.
    • DISTINCT ERAS TRACED.
    • NOTHING PERISHABLE LEFT.
    • “THE OLDEST OF CIVILIZATIONS.”
    • AMERICAN CITIES SEEN BY TYRIANS.
  • VII. WHENCE CAME THAT OLD CIVILIZATION?
    • THE “LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL.”
    • THE “MALAY” THEORY.
    • THE PHŒNICIAN THEORY.
    • THE “ATLANTIC” THEORY.
    • IT WAS AN ORIGINAL CIVILIZATION.
  • VIII. AMERICAN ANCIENT HISTORY.
    • THE OLD BOOKS NOT ALL LOST.
    • THE ANCIENT HISTORY SKETCHED.
    • THE TOLTECS OUR MOUND-BUILDERS.
    • SOME CONFIRMATION OF THIS HISTORY.
  • IX. THE AZTEC CIVILIZATION.
    • THE DISCOVERY AND INVASION.
    • THE CITY OF MEXICO.
    • THE CONQUEST.
    • WHO WERE THE AZTECS?
    • THEY CAME FROM THE SOUTH.
  • X. ANCIENT PERU.
    • THE SPANISH HUNT FOR PERU.
    • THE RUINS NEAR LAKE TITICACA.
    • OTHER RUINS IN PERU.
    • THE GREAT PERUVIAN ROADS.
    • THE PERUVIAN CIVILIZATION.
  • XI. PERUVIAN ANCIENT HISTORY.
    • GARCILASSO’S HISTORY.
    • FERNANDO MONTESINOS.
    • HIS SCHEME OF PERUVIAN HISTORY.
    • PROBABILITIES.
    • CONCLUSION.
  • APPENDIX.
  • APPENDIX.
    • A. THE NORTHMEN IN AMERICA.
    • B. THE WELSH IN AMERICA.
    • C. ANTIQUITIES OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS.
    • D. DECIPHERING THE INSCRIPTIONS.
  • GENERAL INDEX.
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