What did go wrong on Easter Island
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This article reminds us not to jump to conclusions just because it suits our own perception of the presence
Totally different examples, of course, but the same concern with looking again at what really went on.
In the 100 years since Scott and his men were found frozen in their tent, Scott's reputation has evolved from hero to zero and nowadays to a conditional hero again, depending on the issues in England. War - sixties - Thatcher and so on...
I learned something else from the article: one of my highschool acquaintances is now a Maya specialist.
I have wish listed this to get it on LT. The paperback isn't too awfully expensive. But not really in the areas for which I spend that on books. It might just show up in my library, though. I'd certainly be interested in reading it.
>7 SylviaC: My niece is a Mayan specialist. So I do read up on that culture now and again.