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The downfall of the one of the greatest Chinese dynasties may have been catalysed by severe changes in climate. The same climate changes may have simultaneously led to the end of the Maya civilisation.

2007-01-04

 ancient global warming climate change civilisation Maya ancient China
Exploration of the 2,000-year-old site has caused archaeologists to question the established chronology of the enigmatic Maya civilisation.

2004-05-08

 Maya Guatemala
Apocalypto, set 3,000 years ago in central America, features dialogue spoken in an obscure Mayan dialect.

2006-03-04

 language Maya
Relatively mild drought conditions may have been enough to cause the collapse of the Classic Maya civilisation, which flourished until about AD950 in what is now southern Mexico and Guatemala.

2012-02-23

 Mexico Guatemala Maya civilization drought climate
The Mayan civilisation may have died out centuries ago, but people descended from them still live in Central America and southern Mexico. They are among the poorest in the region, and attempts to alleviate their poverty have relied on modernisation and development - but the results are far from ideal.

2012-02-15

 Maya Mexico medicine poverty health Coca Cola jungle