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Maya Civilization's Greatest Disappearance: Drought

One of the most advanced civilizations of the period, the first societies that began to urbanize in history, was a great mystery why the Mayan Civilization did not exist.

About six years ago, the Maya had the peak of their popularity around the world. Even though we think we have solved the mystery of the calendar; either they were misrepresented or we misunderstood. After all, on 21 December 2012, the apocalypse did not break. Nevertheless, Maya was one of the most bizarre communities on earth.

The Mayas, the most advanced society in their time, were one of the first human communities to begin to live in the city life, although the important information about their existence, their living and their social relations, they ruled for thousands of years and established five different states. .

Scientists are putting forward different theories about things or things that bring the end of Mayans. The most striking of these is the decrease in forest cover, population explosion and finally drought. A new study published in Science magazine centers on drought.

The sediments under Lake Chichancanab on the Yucatan Peninsula were analyzed in the context of the research. Scientists have found that 50 percent of the annual rainfall for an envelope is more than 100 years old. Over time, this decrease was up to 70%. Drought was the most obvious one before, but for the first time with this investigation, the amount of moisture and evaporation was detailed.

Each of the old sediments buried in deep underground waters contains important records about their rotation on the surface. By analyzing and comparing these layers, scientists can understand the changes that are happening. For example, in the layers formed during a period when water is highly evaporated, small particles are not present in the soil.

The Maya were struggling with drought for quite a long time, according to the findings obtained. The layers indicate that this process is over 100 years old. Contrary to what we thought, they did not disappear.

Scientists also underlined that the ruthless drought that occurred during the Mayan era was made entirely of natural factors. Today, the global drought that we are dragging from day to day is coming from people. So if some civilizations come to an end, this time will not last as long as 100 years.

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