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The Mystery of the Lost Red Paint People

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The Mystery of the Lost Red Paint People (1987)

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Did you know that a seafaring American tribe explored the shores of North America 7000 years ago? Or that these ancient Americans rivaled their European counterparts in navigational skills several millennia before the Vikings?

The Mystery of the Lost Red Paint People follows U.S., Canadian, and European scientists from the barrens of Labrador – where archaeologists uncover an ancient stone burial mound – to sites in the U.S., France, England, and Denmark, and to the vast fjords of northernmost Norway where monumental standing stones testify to links among seafaring cultures across immense distances.

This film represents the first publication in any medium that has synthesized these new discoveries and attempted to draw a picture of the northeastern sea peoples, whom scientists refer to as the Maritime Archaic.

Ted Timreck, William Goetzmann

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db5, posted on March 5, 2015

I first watched this video on PBS in the late '80's. Then I bought the VHS and have viewed it several times since. In many ways, the story of the Red Paint People is as intriguing as those of the Mayas, Nascans, Aztecs, Incas, and others who have made such interesting pre-history contributions and then "disappeared without a trace".

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