Fascinating alternate timeline. This group had a good share of interesting and educated writers. What a fun project to work on, when it was in its hey-day! http://www.seedwiki.com/wiki/bronzeagenewworld The POD is that around 500 CE some Arawak Indians of the Caribbean develop a navigational package that allows them to sail up and down the Atlantic coast of the New World, from Delaware to Brazil. They raid, they trade, and in providing this new stimuli, technology advances more quickly throughout all civilizations that encounter them. This means bronze-working, which originates in Mesoamerica and spreads from there after being adopted by these alt-Arawaks. Hence the title. The New World transformed into its Bronze Age equivalent is very fascinating. There is a dark and Burroughsian element to the cultures that are created... I like the mood of it. Columbus stumbles upon a post-apocalyptic civilization, rather than an edenic one, due to some wicked diseases spreading around just prior to 1492. These diseases eventually find their way to Europe by 1520, causing some nastiness that would likely even the playing field. However, the timeline never got farther than the 1520s... which is too bad. Check it out and let's talk about it, especially if there is any potential for resurrecting what they had created.