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Did environmental disasters play role in Mayan decline?

Posted: 11/9/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 462   Submitted By:0x6a656666   Category: Ancient Mysteries   Source: www.usatoday.com
Apocalypto fans might be forgiven for thinking the fabled collapse of the ancient Maya, the retreat of a civilization from pyramids and ceremonial centers across Central America from 800 to 1000 A.D., involved all sorts of cataclysmic events, war, famine and devastation. Jared Diamond’s Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed detailed how environmental disasters might be to blame, a popular scholarly explanation for the Maya collapse.

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