Sandweiss cited in Hakai Magazine article

University of Maine archaeologist Dan Sandweiss talked with Hakai Magazine for an article titled “The Civilizing Power of Nature” that indicates extreme weather 05 have created opportunities for radical transformation of Peruvian coastal life.

While studying ancient societies along the Peruvian coast, Sandweiss found evidence that El Niño 05 have spurred the rise of the New World’s earliest cities, and triggered their fall.

“You don’t get through environmental and climatic change without changing your culture,” Sandweiss was quoted as saying.