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Collapse: Why Do Civilizations Fall?


Explore the fall of civilizations through four examples: the ancient Maya, Mesopotamia, the Anasazi, and the medieval African empires of Mali and Songhai. Learn about important concepts in archeology such as interpreting evidence and dating artifacts. In a web-based activity, search for clues to what happened at the Maya center of Copan.

  • Cataloged: 2002-07-08
  • Contributor: Annenberg/CPB
  • Created: 2000-12-05
  • Author/Creator: The Annenberg/CPB Project
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  • Rights: Annenberg/CPB
  • Source: Annenberg/CPB
  • Resource Availability: 200 OK

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