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Mayan Civilization Doomed by Drought?

Drought Blamed for Fall of Mayan Civilization
Science News by NewsLook

Researchers in Mexico say the mighty Mayan civilization that thrived in central America for 2700 years from 1800 BC, might have been brought down by climate change. Based on research deep underground, the scientists say there’s evidence of long-term drought during the period of population decline. Photo Credit: cjuneau via Flickr.

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9:32AM PST on Feb 4, 2013

ok.

10:35AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Sadly, we can never be sure what happened.

7:32PM PDT on May 20, 2012

OK

6:15PM PDT on May 20, 2012

HA, HA, did they predict their own end, I wonder???

5:58PM PDT on May 20, 2012

Thankyou for posting!

11:45PM PDT on May 19, 2012

noted

3:56PM PDT on May 19, 2012

I'm not sure it had anything to do with drought but i sure do know i am fascinated with the mayans and this is an interesting theory

3:55PM PDT on May 19, 2012

I'm not sure it had anything to do with drought but i sure do know i am fascinated with the mayans and this is an interesting theory

3:08PM PDT on May 19, 2012

I super love history, and anything to do with the Mayans, Aztecs, Olmecs, native Americans, and ancient Egyptians

9:50PM PDT on May 18, 2012

We should worry even more about Global Warming.

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