Did Severe Storms Cause the Mayan Collapse?

Sediments recovered from the Great Blue Hole, off the coast of Belize, hint at extremely severe storms during the late Classic period in Maya history. ( Ian Bottle / Alamy Stock Photo)

Maya Collapse

Health Editor’s Note: What killed off the Mayan civilization?  Could it have been droughts, severe weather, certainly not COVID-19, but then perhaps a disease similar in nature?  Testing the sediment cores from blue holes have provided records of bad weather in the Caribbean and may have opened up another avenue as to why the Mayans collapsed….Carol


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