Week 40 (Okt 1-7)

This week's theme is Collapse. Make sure you pay attention to the conflicting views of the different researchers.

For a subtitled version of Jared Diamond's lecture on why societies collapse,
visit this link:
Jared Diamond, version with available subtitles

Z Sardar - The Real Lesson of Easter Island

Terry L Hunt - Rethinking Easter Island's ecological catastrophe

Please note that the following two articles have extremely long reference lists, which you naturally do not need to read.

J J Aimers - What Maya Collapse? Terminal Classic Variation in the Maya Lowlands

Guy D Middleton - Nothing Lasts Forever: Environmental Discourses on the Collapse of Past Societies