I was under the impression that there was at least another equatorial
civilization - that which arose in West Africa - Benin which, while somewhat
fluid, covered the delta and Edo States and stretched to Lagos and beyond in
present-day Nigeria. Like the Aztecs they certainly produced quite
spectatular artifacts used for royal purposes.


Donald McCarthy
Centre for Post-Collectivist Studies

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> Circle the globe.  The only civilization I can see that ever emerged
> around the equator was the Inca.  And their effective climate was not
> equatorial due to high elevation, as far as I understand.

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