- Jun 2013
Extra Credits on YouTube had a good series about the Sea Peoples: a group of people whose identity is mostly mysterious that happened to invade a lot of places causing a lot of cities to collapse. Around the same time the famous and also mysterious Bronze Age Collapse occurred. The narrator of the series at one point brought up an interesting question on whether the Sea Peoples are more likely the CAUSE of the collapse, AKA the first domino, or a SYMPTOM of it, AKA a domino later on in the chain. Which do you think is the more likely answer? Did a series of famines, economic changes, and natural disasters rile up a bunch of people to invade causing more harm? Or did a bunch of people cause harm which killed off scribes, farmers, and nobles causing a societal collapse?