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Severe Drought May Have Helped Hasten Ancient Maya’s Collapse

Chemical signatures from sediments in lake cores reveal that the centuries-long drought during the fall of Classic Maya civilization was worse than researchers had imagined — For centuries, the Maya people relied on rain to keep them alive. But then, suddenly, the skies went dry. At least, that’s what the latest research suggests. From about …

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