Development and Disintegration of Maya Political Systems in Response to Climate Change

  title={Development and Disintegration of Maya Political Systems in Response to Climate Change},
  author={Douglas J. Kennett and Sebastian F. M. Breitenbach and Valorie V. Aquino and Yemane Asmerom and Jaime J. Awe and James U. L. Baldini and Patrick J. Bartlein and Brendan Culleton and Claire E. Ebert and Christopher S. Jazwa and Martha J. Macri and Norbert Marwan and Victor J Polyak and Keith M. Prufer and Harriet E. Ridley and Harald Sodemann and Bruce P. Winterhalder and Gerald H. Haug},
  pages={788 - 791}
Maya and Climate Climate has affected the vitality of many different societies in the past, as shown by numerous records across the globe and throughout human history. One of the most obvious and spectacular examples of this is from the Classic Maya civilization, whose advanced culture left highly detailed records of all aspects of their existence between 300 and 1000 C.E. Kennett et al. (p. 788; see the cover) present a detailed climate record derived from a stalagmite collected from a cave in… Expand
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