Climate change on the Yucatan Peninsula during the Little Ice Age

  title={Climate change on the Yucatan Peninsula during the Little Ice Age},
  author={David A. Hodell and Mark Brenner and Jason H. Curtis and R{\'o}ger Medina-Gonz{\'a}lez and Enrique Ildefonso-Chan Can and Alma Albornaz-Pat and Thomas P. Guilderson},
  journal={Quaternary Research},
  pages={109 - 121}

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