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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 ... 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; ...

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 ... one of ancient history's most intriguing mysteries: Why did the Maya, ...

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

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 ...

www.history.com/topics/maya

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 ...

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

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

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

Jun 29, 2017 ... An earthquake, disease or other widespread calamity would have snuffed ... Mayan glyphs, long a mystery to researchers, have mostly been ...

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

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  ...

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/11/121109-maya-civilization-climate-change-belize-science

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 ...

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

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.