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What are the factors that caused the new world civilizations to be less technologically advanced than the old world?
I've always asked myself this. I know this will not be entirely related to the question but, if this is the true explanation then "racial superiority" theories would be completely flawed. Spaniard conquistadores felt superior to the cultures they found in America and that superiority complex still rules to this day among the mixed race Mexican society for example. I find interesting that pre-hispanic native american cultures had deep mathematical, astronomic and other knowledge but not advanced technology like fire weapons, transportation, etc.