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Mayan Civilization And Climate Change
2012-11-09 05:46:56

There has been a controversy in the scientific community about the role of climate change in the development and subsequent demise of the Maya civilization, which thrived from AD 300 to 1000.

Deforestation Not a New Problem According To Ancient Maya Studies
2012-08-22 15:36:38

Scientists have long thought drought played a part in the Mayan collapse, but some recent studies add twists to this long held theory.

Shifting trade Routes May Have Been Root Cause Of Mayan Decline
2012-05-24 10:44:28

The end of the classic Mayan civilization in the lowlands of Mesoamerica was likely expedited by shifting trade routes that started to bring valuable goods to coastal regions instead of the inland city-states of the ancient Native Americans.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.