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The Mayans
The ancient Maya civilization occupied the eastern third of Mesoamerica, primarily the Yucatan Peninsula. The topography of the area greatly varied from volcanic mountains, which comprised the highlands in the South

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classic_Maya_collapse

The Maya often recorded dates on monuments they ... A third piece of evidence of the progression of Maya decline, ...

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All three of these factors–overpopulation and overuse of the land, endemic warfare and drought–may have played a part in the downfall of the Maya in the ...

inneroptics.net/mayan_kingdom_book/decline

Decline. The causes for the Maya's decline are numerous, but one of the central causes is that the demands they placed upon their environment grew beyond ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-did-the-mayan-civilization-collapse-a-new-study-points-to-deforestation-and-climate-change-30863026

Aug 23, 2012 ... Bustling Mayan cities such as Tikal, in present-day Guatemala, were likely abandoned due to a combination of deforestation and drought.

www.thoughtco.com/what-happened-to-the-ancient-maya-2136182

Mar 19, 2017 ... These theories have been discarded today, however, largely because of the fact that the decline of the Maya took about 200 years: some cities ...

www.ancient.eu/article/759

Oct 18, 2014 ... Within a century or so the flourishing Classic Maya civilization fell into a permanent decline, so that once great cities were abandoned and left ...

www.kidspast.com/world-history/0278-mayans-decline.php

The Mayans Decline. By 900 A.D., the Mayan culture began to decline. It is not entirely clear as to why, however, many historians believe that war broke out ...

science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/06oct_maya

Oct 6, 2009 ... The results are telling, but more research is needed to completely explain the mechanisms of Mayan decline. Archeological records reveal that ...

dujs.dartmouth.edu/2013/03/climate-change-and-the-decline-of-mayan-civilization

Mar 8, 2013 ... New evidence shows that droughts were a significant factor in the fall of the Mayan civilization. Paleoclimatologist Douglas Kennett of ...