Sertima, Ivan Van - They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America

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Sertima, Ivan Van.
Black Gods and Kings: Yoruba Art at UCLA.

New York: Random House, 1976. 
288 pages. 

Very Good. 
Dust jacket has closed tears top & bottom spine + toning to flaps. 
Neat unobtrusive notes in pencil to half title page. 

They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America. 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 the explorers themselves, Ivan Van Sertima builds a pyramid of evidence to support his claim of an African presence in the New World centuries before Columbus.