Posts for 2017/11

What the idea of civilisational "collapse" says about history

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"The idea that the Maya or Easter Islanders experienced an apocalyptic end makes for good television but bad archaeology" "[and] dwell[s] on the supposed failures of pre-modern and non-Western societies rather than stressing their resilience in the face of difficulties or recalling the Western role in their eventual cultural destruction."

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It seems it's taking rather too long for me to read these pages, so I'm going to post the links here and close the tabs.

These are outliers (the 99th percentile is 4 months), but that leaves 50 odd pages that were open for a couple of years and the worst for nearly 3.5 years!