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Extreme weather preceded collapse of Maya civilization
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 2776164:MV8yMDQ4NjIwXzM0NDI1NDExX0M1QzMyMTc=] [quote:Oyster:MV8yMDQ4NjIwXzM0NDI0ODMyXzE2QzU5RjJF] i've heard this before. drought forced them to abandon their cities [/quote] I thought they went mad from polluting their own drinking water. The story I understood was that the runoff from all the human sacrifices tainted the water supply. [/quote]
An extended drought between A.D. 1020 and 1100 that likely corresponded with crop failures, death, famine, migration and, ultimately, the collapse of the Maya population.
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