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In Search of Lost Civilizations: Adventures in Archeology Thom Tansey

In Search of Lost Civilizations: Adventures in Archeology

Thom Tansey

Published February 1st 2000
ISBN : 9781568250472
Paperback
294 pages
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Are you planning to pursue adventure travel? Do you wonder what it would belike to participate in explorations of ancient ruins? To learn from leadingexperts about the secrets of forgotten cultures? To touch the millennia-oldcreations of the firstMoreAre you planning to pursue adventure travel? Do you wonder what it would belike to participate in explorations of ancient ruins? To learn from leadingexperts about the secrets of forgotten cultures? To touch the millennia-oldcreations of the first civilized people? Then youll enjoy the journeys ofveteran adventure traveler Thom Tansey in The Bonehunter Series.The legends of ancient civilizations in the Americas have always enthralledThom. In Search of Lost Civilizations: Adventures In Archeology documents histravel adventure experiences as he seeks to uncover the secrets of people whoonce flourished in the Western Hemisphere.Join amateur archeologist Thom Tansey as he explores:TEOTIHUACAN, the City of the Gods, the first true metropolis of the Americas,near modern-day Mexico City.The magnificent ruins left behind by the MAYA of Tikal in Guatemala, once theepicenter of vast trade route that stretched all through what is now CentralAmerica, from the Pacific Ocean, to the Gulf of Mexico, to the Caribbean Sea.The cliff dwellings of the ANASAZI, a pueblo culture that was once centeredin the Four Corners area of the Southwest U.S. and that later migrated to theRio Grande Valley of New Mexico.The HOHOKAM, whose impressive network of hand-dug irrigation canals andditches, the most extensive north of Peru, allowed them to thrive in theforbidding Sonoran Desert of modern-day Mexico and Arizona.The MOUND BUILDERS of the Lower Mississippi Valley, whose sophisticatedcivilizations eventually fell to the diseases and maraudings of Europeaninvaders.To help you plan your adventure travels, Thom has provided a list ofresources and contact information, many of which he used to plan hisadventures. Plus, hes provided an exhaustive bibliography of publicationsfor further reading on the topics covered in this book.About the AuthorThom Tansey, a native of Massachusetts, is a graduate ofthe University of Wisconsin and the University of Miami. For the past 25years, he has practiced law in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Thom began his traveladventures some 20 years ago with a four-day jaunt to Costa Rica to climb anactive volcano, wade in shark-infested waters, and mingle with the locals.It was a brief trip, but it set the stage for a lifetime of travel andlearning. Since then, he has excavated dinosaur bones, explored ancientruins, learned to fly helicopters and airships, become certified in nitroxdiving, rafted whitewater rivers, and taken lessons in hot air balloons, hanggliders, and aerobatic planes. He has swum with manatees, frolicked withdolphins, cruised the Everglades in an airboat, learned to Eskimo-roll akayak, and taken professional auto-racing courses. He has been helicopteredto ice floes in the St. Lawrence River in the dead of winter to witness thebirth of thousands of snow-white harp seals, patrolled the arctic tundra in arugged buggy to photograph the annual migration of the polar bears onto theice of Hudson Bay, snowmobiled through Yellowstone National Park for close-upviews of the bison and elk foraging through the snow, among many otherexciting experiences. Thoms future adventure travel plans include continuedexploration of Mayan ruins, diving with sharks, and digging up Ice Agemammals. He is currently working on the next volume in The Bonehunter Series,which will cover his experiences finding and excavating dinosaur bones, someas old as 150 million years