Finding signs of climate change and adaptation in the ancient Maya lowlands

A new study pinpoints the devastating effects of climate change on ancient Maya civilization, despite attempts to adapt to it.

Researchers found that markers of historic droughts in Central America match the patterns of disruption to Maya society during centuries of hardship. The new information provides answers to longstanding questions about the role climate change played in Maya cultural collapse between 800 and 950 A.D.

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