Michael J. Findley has been on the road most of his life. He spent summers in Illinois with his grandparents while his mother worked back home in Phoenix, AZ. He collected comic books, made models and has his share of car stories including everything from dune buggies to a Volkswagen with a Porsche engine. College years saw him commute between Phoenix and South Carolina.
He's taught in Christian schools and church classes and lived in South Carolina, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Missouri. The journey continues as he drives truck over-the-road truck with his wife as full-time shotgun. He is married and has three grown children scattered around the country.
Findley Family Video Publications has 3D animated movies, Bible study for all ages, and informational and commercial program credits. He has and MA in Church History and post-graduate work in science, history, and mathematics.
We’ve been taught that North and South America were empty of humans until around 13,000 years ago – amongst the last great landmasses on earth to have been settled by our ancestors. But new discoveries have radically reshaped this long-established picture and we know now that the Americas were first peopled more than 130,000 years ago – many tens of thousands of years before human settlements became established elsewhere.
Hancock's research takes us on a series of journeys and encounters with the scientists responsible for the recent extraordinary breakthroughs. In the process, from the Mississippi Valley to the Amazon rainforest, he reveals that ancient "New World" cultures share a legacy of advanced scientific knowledge and sophisticated spiritual beliefs with supposedly unconnected "Old World" cultures. Have archaeologists focused for too long only on the "Old World" in their search for the origins of civilization while failing to consider the revolutionary possibility that those origins might in fact be found in the "New World"?
America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization is the culmination of everything that millions of readers have loved in Hancock's body of work over the past decades, namely a mind-dilating exploration of the mysteries of the past, amazing archaeological discoveries and profound implications for how we lead our lives today.