Scientists and archaeologists would often have us believe that we now know everything about our origins and our history. The truth is, we do not. Each year, new information is uncovered which upsets the comfortable, but confining, boundaries of our modern world. Ancient Traces reveals the discoveries which call into question many of the orthodox explanations of our past. Michael Baigent, co-author of the best-selling The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, presents twelve separate mysteries to challenge our accepted view of history - among them: problems with evolution; ancient mankind; and the Pyramids and the Sphinx. From Atlantis to alchemy, from living dinosaurs to the first city, Ancient Traces reveals a startling picture of humankind's very early existence, and asks: ... just how much do we really know?