What's on: Night Talk: Fall of the Aztecs
How were a small group of Spanish soldiers able to defeat the Aztec empire and colonise much of the New World?
- Event Type:
- Special event
- 29 January 2015 to 29 January 2015
- 06.30 PM to 07.45 PM
- Australian Museum, entry via William St
- $30 ($20 Members)
About the talk
'Gun, germs and steel’ (to quote Jared Diamond) certainly played a part in their demise, but archaeologist Chris Carter argues that Spanish culture was so different to their own that the Aztecs did not know how to respond.
About the speaker
After a varied career, ranging from construction work to the public service, Christopher graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) in 1994 with a First Class Honours degree in Archaeology. Following graduation, he was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship for study toward a Master of Arts degree.
Since graduation he has worked as professional archaeologist, as a consultant on both prehistoric and historic projects as well as casual teaching contracts. He continues to carry out research and is currently involved in the investigation of prehistoric sites in the Atacama region of Northern Chile.
How to book
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