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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 .... followed by foreign wars, but they run their course. There are no documented revolutions that caused wholesale abandonment of entire regions.

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

Aug 23, 2012 ... Although the Mayan people never entirely disappeared—their descendants still ... drying that occurred over the course of a century as the Mayan civilization collapsed. .... Of course, this could have been caused by drought.

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

Oct 6, 2009 ... New findings suggest the Maya may have played a key role in their own downfall. ... A major drought occurred about the time the Maya began to disappear. And at ... Loss of all the trees caused a 3-5 degree rise in temperature and a 20-30 percent ... No single factor brings a civilization to its knees, but 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.history.com/topics/maya

Find out more about the history of Maya, including videos, interesting articles, ... and since the 19th century scholars have debated what might have caused this ...

www.history.com/news/ask-history/why-did-the-maya-abandon-their-cities

Oct 5, 2016 ... The ancient Maya, whose early settlements date back to about 2000 ... a number of potential reasons for the downfall of Maya civilization in ... What is certain is that the Mayans didn't disappear in the aftermath of the collapse.

www.ancient.eu/article/759/the-classic-maya-collapse

Oct 18, 2014 ... Within a century or so the flourishing Classic Maya civilization fell into a ... ruin, in many cases, to be reclaimed by the jungle and so disappear from ... which could have caused the Maya collapse: warfare between city-states, ...

io9.com/5928085/10-civilizations-that-disappeared-under-mysterious-circumstances

Jul 23, 2012 ... Though it's often said that the Maya civilization began a mysterious decline in ... How did this thriving Polynesian civilization disappear after centuries of ... There are a lot of good reasons why Angkor may have fallen, ranging ...

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. ... war with one another enough to cause the collapse of their civilization?