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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

Cultural and climatic history of Cobá, a lowland Maya city in Quintana Roo, Mexico

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LEYDEN B.W. ; BRENNER M. ; DAHLIN B.H. ;

Abstract

The AA. present paleoecological data from the archaeological site of Cobá, which provides evidence bearing on lowland Maya development. Palynological and geochemical data record multidecadal precipitation cycles. Maize cultivation allowed the Maya to develop a complex society and support a large population, but dependence on maize was ultimately doomed by variable rainfall. Precipitation in extreme years was insufficient to support crops, while native vegetation was not directly affected by drought that devasted Maya agriculture

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 1998, vol. 49, no1 [pp. 111-122]

Bibliographic references : 46 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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