Possible role of climate in the collapse of Classic Maya civilization

@article{Hodell1995PossibleRO,
  title={Possible role of climate in the collapse of Classic Maya civilization},
  author={D. Hodell and J. Curtis and M. Brenner},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1995},
  volume={375},
  pages={391-394}
}
THE Maya civilization developed around 3,000 years ago in Mesoamerica, and after flourishing during the so-called Classic period, it collapsed around 750–900 AD1. It has been specula ted2–6 that climate change may have played a part in this collapse. But efforts to reconstruct the last three millennia of Mesoamerican climate using palynological methods have met with equivocal success, because human-mediated deforestation has altered regional vegetation in ways that mimic climate shifts, making… Expand
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