9434Ma: Drought and the Maya Collapse
- Jan 22, 2003Estimados co-listeros-
There is no doubt that Jerry and David are right. The timing of
the drought documented in the lake cores is now admitted by all
to not correspond terribly well with the Collapse (if that's not
a misnomer, and many think it is). It is also true that the Puuc
region has the least surface water and the fewest water sources
of any part of the Maya lowlands. Nevertheless, it was very
densely populated during the Late and Terminal Classic periods.
We need to be looking at other climate proxies, like stalactites,
tree rings, and otoliths, to understand the climate patterns
Clifford T. Brown
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