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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_civilization

The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya peoples, and noted for its hieroglyphic script—the only known fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas—as well as for its art, architecture, mathematics, calendar, and astronomical system. The Maya civilization developed in ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classic_Maya_collapse

In archaeology, the classic Maya collapse is the decline of Classic Maya civilization and the abandonment of Maya cities in the southern Maya lowlands of Mesoamerica between the 8th and 9th centuries, at the end of the Classic Maya Period. Preclassic Maya experienced a similar collapse in the 2nd century. The Classic ...

www.history.com/topics/maya

Mysterious Decline of the Maya. From the late eighth through the end of the ninth century, something unknown happened to shake the Maya civilization to its foundations. One by one, the Classic cities in the southern lowlands were abandoned, and by A.D. 900, Maya civilization in that region had collapsed. The reason for ...

www.history.com/news/what-caused-the-maya-collapse-archaeologists-uncover-new-clues

Jan 25, 2017 ... Scientists have long wondered what exactly happened in the ninth century A.D., when the flourishing Maya civilization in Mesoamerica fell into what would be a permanent decline, its once-great cities reclaimed by jungle. More recent research revealed the Maya also experienced an earlier collapse, in the ...

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

Jun 29, 2017 ... One of history's greatest mysteries is the decline of the Maya Empire. Learn the history and find out what happened to the ancient civilization.

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

Oct 6, 2009 ... And the profound silence testified to one of the greatest demographic disasters in human prehistory -- the demise of the once vibrant Maya society. see caption. What happened? Some NASA-funded researchers think they have a pretty good idea. "They did it to themselves," says veteran archeologist Tom ...

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. Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Shark. It's long been one of ancient history's most intriguing mysteries: Why did the Maya, a remarkably sophisticated civilization made ...

www.lifedeathprizes.com/amazing-stuff/mayans-ancient-aliens-11094

The whole Mayan civilisation simply vanished. The Mayan cities were abandoned, the people's traditions forgotten and their languages lost forever.

study.com/academy/lesson/mayan-disappearance-theories-quiz.html

While Europe struggled through its Dark Ages, the Maya were in a golden age. But by 950 CE, the Mayan civilization had collapsed. No one knows for certain how it happened, and no one knows for sure how many people died. Archaeologists have different theories, which include starvation, drought, climate change, ...