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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.

www.history.com/topics/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 ...

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

Jan 25, 2017 ... Archaeologists excavating ruins in Guatemala have unearthed new clues that may help solve the enduring mystery of why the Maya civilization ...

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 ... over the course of a century as the Mayan civilization collapsed. .... In the end, the Mayans had no trustworthy rulers and they reverted back to life in ...

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

Oct 6, 2009 ... The Fall of the Maya: 'They Did it to Themselves' .... Space Archeology -- by Tom Sever: "Much of human history can be traced through the ...

science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2004/15nov_maya

Nov 15, 2004 ... The Rise and Fall of the Mayan Empire. Scientists are using space satellites to unravel one of the great mysteries of the ancient world. NASA.

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

Jun 29, 2017 ... The End of the Maya Empire: In 800 A.D., the Maya Empire consisted of a number of powerful city-states spreading from southern Mexico to ...

www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160222-severe-droughts-explain-the-mysterious-fall-of-the-maya

Feb 22, 2016 ... The question of how the Maya met their end is one of history's most enduring mysteries. The Maya people survived; they even managed to ...

www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/12/30/more-evidence-mayan-civilization-collapsed-because-of-drought

Dec 30, 2014 ... Sure: The Mayans enjoyed the occasional human sacrifice, and their calendar incorrectly predicted the world would end in 2012. But centered ...