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Mesoamerican “cradle of civilisation” and the Osmec head sculptures

66 million years ago a massive asteroid hit the Gulf of Mexico. This resulted in what we now call the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event. Amazingly, much of the earth healed eventually, and new creatures evolved to replace those which had been … Continue reading

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Fragility of human existence: following the migration of hominins

The first humans to arrive in the Americas out of Africa would have been faced with crossing the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the long migration through Asia to Beringia, or maybe through hops over Pacific islands. The migration of … Continue reading

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New World, New Food and Concepts of Western Supremacy

Cacique (tribe leader) – perhaps how the Taíno leader may have looked when meeting Columbus.See epicworldhistory In 1492 the indigenous people who lived in the Caribbean and Florida were Taíno, a tribe of the Arawak Indians. At the time of … Continue reading

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