3. Ancient Mexico - Part 2

Episode 3 April 24, 2017 00:24:18
3. Ancient Mexico - Part 2
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3. Ancient Mexico - Part 2
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Show Notes

In this episode we continue our tour of Ancient Mesoamerica and move into the classical era. This was a time of larger and more technically advanced civilisations than those which had come before. We will look at Teotihuacan, El Tajin, and return to the Zapotec and Mixtec. The second half of the episode will look at the great collapse which affected almost all the peoples of the classical era, and which saw their great cities fall. We will discuss some of the theories that attempt to explain why this happened. Was it climate change? social unrest? or something else?

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