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In archaeology, the classic Maya collapse is the decline of Classic Maya civilization and the ... Although termed a collapse, it did not mark the end of the Maya civilization but rather a shift away from the Southern Lowlands as a power center; ...


Aug 23, 2012 ... Bustling Mayan cities such as Tikal, in present-day Guatemala, were ... one of ancient history's most intriguing mysteries: Why did the Maya, ...


Oct 5, 2016 ... The growth of the great Mayan civilization is as much a mystery as its ... What is certain is that the Mayans didn't disappear in the aftermath of ...


The growth of the great Mayan civilization is as much a mystery as its .... Drought would have hit cities like Tikal–where rainwater was necessary for drinking as ...


What made them leave? And where did they go? iStockphoto. Some experts think the Maya were victims of a natural disaster – perhaps a massive earthquake  ...


Mar 19, 2017 ... An earthquake, disease or other widespread calamity would have snuffed out the great Maya cities more or less simultaneously.


Oct 6, 2009 ... "They did it to themselves," says veteran archeologist Tom Sever. ... is needed to completely explain the mechanisms of Mayan decline.


Aug 22, 2012 ... The disintegration of the ancient Mayan empire has been attributed to ... much the switch from forest to crops, such as corn, would alter climate.


Feb 22, 2016 ... El Castillo at the Mayan ruins at Tulum Quintana Roo, Mexico ... Because, while most Maya cities declined as the climate dried, not all did.


Nov 11, 2012 ... But where did they flee to, and why? In the 19th ... "Mayan systems were founded on those [high] rainfall patterns," Kennett said. "They could not ...