9415Ma: Drought and the Maya Collapse
- Jan 16, 2003There is one major problem with both Gill's book and the O-18
studies. Both Gill and the researcher's studying the oxygen
isotopes place the drought in the 9th and 10th centuries, yet the
population decline in the southern lowlands occurred in the 8th
And, in regard to the isotope data, the isotope information is
all from the northern lowlands, and pinpoints to a "drought" in
the 9th and 10th centuries in the north. Yet, the north was
undergoing a resurgence at this time. The Puuc was seeing a
population explosion, Chichen was seeing large scale building
going on, Dzibilchaltun was undergoing a population explosion.
The data on population changes in the 8th, 9th and 10th centuries
simply does not fit the drought model.
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