Table of Contents for Before Columbus : The Americas of 1491


Introduction vii
PART ONE HOW OLD WAS THE ``NEW WORLD''?
1(40)
Cities in The Desert
3(10)
Genetic Engineering
13(8)
From Olmec to Maya
21(11)
To The Land Of Four Quarters
32(9)
PART TWO WHY DID EUROPE SUCCEED?
41(36)
The Great Meeting
42(11)
Long, Long Ago
53(9)
Extinction
62(7)
Disease-Free Paradise?
69(8)
PART THREE WERE THE AMERICAS REALLY A WILDERNESS?
77(32)
Amazonia
79(8)
Land Of Fire
87(11)
The Created Wilderness
98(11)
Glossary 109(1)
Further Reading And Websites 110(1)
Photo Credits 111(1)
Index 112