Word of the Week: Lacunae

Word of the Week:  Lacunae

As in: “Every society, big or little, misses out on ‘obvious’ technologies. The lacunae have enormous impact on people’s lives—imagine Europe with efficient plows or the Maya with iron tools—but not much effect on the scale of a civilizations endeavors, as shown by both European and Maya history ” (Mann, 2005, p.254).bookcover1491

Mann, C. C. (2005). 1491: New revelations of the Americas before Columbus (2nd ed.). New York: Vintage Books.

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