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Radiocarbon dating the Maya—multiple waves of social instability, warfare and political crises

The general trajectory of the succession of Mayan civilizations has long been understood by archaeologists. But new refined analysis of numerous radiocarbon samples from the site of Ceibal to document the similar patterns in a series of collapses of major Maya city centers.


Archaeologists uncover new clues to Maya collapse

By Alexis Blue


January 23, 2017

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