End of Mayan World Sped by 'Modest' Climate Change?

More than a millennium ago in Central America, the great Maya civilization grew, flourished, built beautiful temples -- and then slowly but inexorably collapsed. What happened? A lot of things, but two scientists now say a key factor may have been nothing more than what they call a "modest reduction in precipitation." Drought and changing climate have been suggested before as factors that ended the Mayan era, but Martin Medina-Elizalde and Eelco Rohling, a team from the University of...Full Story
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