The Collapse of Mayan civilization - a hypothesis based on climate change

There are several hypotheses related to the collapse of the Mayan civilization: Warfare, environmental issues and drought events. Based on the utilization of proxies such as oxygen isotopes, carbon isotopes, and historical proxies researchers defined three different major drought periods: 200 – 300 CE, 820 – 870 CE and 1000 – 1100 CE; which coincide with important changes in the Mayan civilization eventually leading to its collapse.

Pratigya Gyawali and Juan Francisco Diaz G. (Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation, M.Sc)

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Video abstract

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