Climate and the Classic Maya Civilization Slide Set
Entry ID: G02096

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Summary
Abstract: For over a decade, archaeologists have been trying to unlock the
mystery surrounding one ancient society's collapse of the Classic Maya. Did
human-induced sociopolitical or ecological change cause the collapse of this
highly advanced Mesoamerican civilization, or could natural climate variability
of the Yucatan Peninsula have contributed to the collapse? Paleoclimatologists
are studying the climatic history of this region to provide archaeologists with
the climate context in which the Maya civilization evolved, flourished and
ultimately collapsed.

Purpose: Paleoclimatic Education

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 20.63   S: 20.6   E: -87.0   W: -87.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Various
Dataset Title: Climate and the Classic Maya Civilization Slide Set
Dataset Release Date: 2001-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder
Dataset Publisher: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/slides/slideset/#maya
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 0900-01-01
Stop Date: 1200-12-31
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: See Summary
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-10-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-15
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