Guy D Middleton
Visiting Fellow, Newcastle University

Guy Middleton is a visiting fellow at Newcastle University in the school of history, classics and Archaeology. His latest book is Understanding Collapse: Ancient History and Modern Myths (2017).

Written by Guy D Middleton

Moai at Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island, believed to have been carved by the island’s Rapa Nui Polynesian inhabitants between 1600 and 1730. Photo by Stefan Boness/Panos

The ancient world
Do civilisations collapse?

The idea that the Maya or Easter Islanders experienced an apocalyptic end makes for good television but bad archaeology

Guy D Middleton