History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells a very different story: When Columbus stepped ashore in 1492, millions of people were already living there.
Best-selling historian and son of a Holocaust survivor, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen has been investigating genocide for over 30 years. He has spent most of his life dispelling the many myths that cloud the judgment of generally sensible people, and that keeps them for doing something to prevent this horrific crime.
A Neolithic burial pit in Germany, found filled with expertly butchered human remains, challenges assumptions about cannibalism. Now, National Geographic explores how recently cannibalism existed in Europe -or whether it is still be practiced.
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