Nov 28, 2018

No metals in the Americas?


Edited: Dec 15, 2018

Long held is the idea that the Americas were sort of trapped in a long Stone Age before the Columbian contact, as if they only developed the technology to work gold just in time to produce wonderful treasures for greedy conquistadores.


Well, let's tackle that myth! Enjoy this two part tour!



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