Ancient Civilizations of North America by Edwin Barnhart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Barnhart is a great lecturer; and I enjoyed listening to him. The history was very interesting, and I learned a lot. I liked the structure of the lecture of the series, as he moved through the different regions and their history.
I did tend to get lost and daydream as he got into the details of pottery shards, ancient middens, and other archaeological particulars.
As with many teaching company courses, the first half/third of the series was the best. (not sure why that is, but it is very common.) In this case, the latter half was dealing less and less with ancient civilizations and more with pre-contact cultures of the 13th and 14th centuries. Still important, interesting stuff, but not what I was expecting.
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