America Before Columbus is a 2009 documentary film which challenges the historical fact that pre-Columbus Americas was a pristine wilderness. The film features scientific evidence that when Columbus landed on America in 1492, it wasn’t exactly the “New World” it was known to be. Not only was the Americas have thousands of inhabitants but they also built infrastructures, orchards, modern canals and even causeways in cities.
America Before Columbus uncovers the mysterious world of the ancient American history, it follows everything from Columbus’ discovery of the Americas but also the effects of incessant flow of settlers, conquistadors and explorers arriving on the land. Each ship not only introduced new waves of plant life and animals, the trips introduced deadly diseases that nearly wiped out entire civilizations in the first 100 years of contact, changing the landscape of the Americas.