Lake Chichancanab Isotope and Mineralogy Data: Central American Drought and the Classic Maya Civilization
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2001-014

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Summary
Abstract: Oxygen isotope and sediment composition data from Lake Chichancanab, Mexico.
The data are interpreted as a moisture balance proxy, and indicate drought
conditions in the years 800-1000 AD, corresponding to the collapse of the
Classic Maya civilization. For mare information, see:
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/drought/drght_mayan.html
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Caption:  Mexican paleoclimate and civilization collapse
Description:  Mexican paleoclimate and civilization collapse

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 23.0   S: 5.0   E: -75.0   W: -105.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hodell, D.A., J. H. Curtis, and M. Brenner
Dataset Title: Lake Chichancanab Isotope and Mineralogy Data
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2001-014
Dataset Release Date: February 2001
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2001-014
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/drought/drght_mayan.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 0800-01-01
Stop Date: 1000-12-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 9700 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: online ftp, www
Distribution Format: ascii, excel
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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Publications/References
Hodell, D.A., J. H. Curtis, and M. Brenner. 1995. Possible role of climate in
the collapse of the Classic Maya Civilization. Nature 375:391-394.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-24
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