"Barry Fell (born Howard Barraclough Fell) (June 6, 1917 – April 21, 1994) was a professor of invertebrate zoology at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. While his primary professional research included starfish and sea urchins, Fell is most well known for his controversial work in New World epigraphy, arguing that various inscriptions in the Americas are best explained by extensive pre-Columbian contact with Old World civilizations. His writings on epigraphy and archaeology are generally rejected by those mainstream scholars who have considered them."
Blog Posts and Articles
- "Pre-Columbian Old World inscriptions in the Americas?" (Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, 9/6/2011)
- "The Case of Barry Fell" (Marc K. Stengel, The Atlantic Online, January 2000)
- "A Linguistic Analysis of Some West Virginia Petroglyphs" (Monroe Oppenheimer and Willard Wirtz, The West Virginia Archeologist 41(1), Spring 1989)
- "Barry Fell and His Big Idea: Wherein a Harvard Zoology Professor Tells the Tale Of All the Folks Who Got Here Before Columbus" (Peter Frawley, The Harvard Crimson, 2/15/1977)