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Timothy Beach ; Liwy Grasiozo Sierra ; John G. Jones ; David L. Lentz ; Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach ; Vernon L. Scarborough ; Michael P. Smyth ;Diálogo AndinoRevista de Historia, Geografía y Cultura Andina 2013, 41

Author: Nicholas P. Dunning

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Diálogo Andino - Revista de Historia, Geografía y Cultura Andina ISSN: 0716-2278 rda@uta.cl Universidad de Tarapacá Chile Dunning, Nicholas P.; Beach, Timothy; Grasiozo Sierra, Liwy; Jones, John G.; Lentz, David L.; Luzzadder-Beach, Sheryl; Scarborough, Vernon L.; Smyth, Michael P. A TALE OF TWO COLLAPSES: ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABILITY AND CULTURAL DISRUPTION IN THE MAYA LOWLANDS Diálogo Andino - Revista de Historia, Geografía y Cultura Andina, núm.
41, junio, 2013, pp.
171-183 Universidad de Tarapacá Arica, Chile Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=371334532011 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Nº 41, 2013.
Páginas 171-183 Diálogo Andino A Tale of Two Collapses: Environmental Variability and Cultural Disruption in the Maya Lowlands Historia de dos colapsos: Variabilidad ambiental e interrupción cultural en las Tierras Bajas mayas Nicholas P.
Dunninga, Timothy Beachb, Liwy Grasiozo Sierrac, John G.
Jonesd, David L.
Lentze, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beachf, Vernon L.
Scarboroughg, Michael P.
Smythh An expanding array of data is becoming available on past climate changes affecting the Maya Lowlands region.
We examine the strengths and weaknesses of these data sets, both in terms of identifying general trends and specific events.
We then use these data to develop a model based on adaptive cycles that addresses both environmental and cultural changes that occurred in the Terminal Preclassic and the Terminal Classic periods in several areas of the Maya Lowlands.
In particular, we compare the variable experiences and trajectories of several ancient communities located in the elevated interior region with others situated on lower elevation coastal plains.
In general, communities in lower elevation areas pr...





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