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Archaic Period Sites Provide Information About Hunters and Gatherers (1984)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 79467] Martin Stein.

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Archaic Record at Lubbock Lake (1986)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 88941] Eileen Johnson. Vance T. Holliday.

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Assessing Stable Isotope Data from Archaeological White-tailed Deer Remains as a Palaeoenvironmental Proxy at the Site of La Joyanca, Northwestern Peten, Yucatan Peninsula (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 431189] Maria Jose Rivera Araya. Suzanne Pilaar Birch.

The sociopolitical reorganization of the Maya that took place during the Terminal Classic (AD 850–1050) has been interpreted as being correlated to regional environmental change, specifically drought. However, few climate reconstructions come from the southern Maya lowlands where the decline occurred during this period. While most paleoenvironmental reconstructions lack a local, site-related signature and instead reflect regional trends, stable isotope analyses of herbivore faunal remains have...


Climatic Environment of the Great Plains, Past and Present (1983)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 78832] Roger G. Barry.

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Decadal Drought and Wetness Reconstructed for Subtropical North America in the Mexican Drought Atlas (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 434440] Dorian Burnette. David Stahle. Edward Cook. Jose Villanueva. Daniel Griffin. Benjamin Cook.

A new drought atlas has been developed for subtropical North America, including the entire Republic of Mexico.  This Mexican Drought Atlas (MXDA) is based on 251 tree-ring chronologies, including 82 from Mexico and another 169 from the southern U.S. and western Guatemala.  The new reconstructions of the Palmer Drought Severity Index for June-August provide a more detailed estimation of decadal moisture regimes since AD 1400.  Droughts previously identified in a subset of chronologies are...


Fire and Ash: Formative Period Environmental Chronologies in Eastern Mesoamerica (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 430513] Jon Lohse. Derek Hamilton. Takeshi Inomata. Hector Neff.

Recent dating work has led to revision of regional political chronologies in the Guatemala Highlands. In particular, key Middle and Late Formative phases now date as much as 300 years later than previously believed. This reanalysis brings these phases in line with significant environmental conditions stemming from volcanism and drought. In this paper, we present new high-precision chronologies for these environmental records, and compare these records against regional political chronologies in...


The Great Maya Droughts in Cultural Context: Case Studies in Residence and Vulnerability (2014)

DOCUMENT [ID: 399139] Uploaded by: Chelsea Walter

In The Great Maya Droughts in Cultural Context, contributors reject the popularized link between societal collapse and drought in Maya civilization, arguing that a series of periodic "collapses," including the infamous Terminal Classic collapse (AD 750), were caused not solely by climate change-related droughts but by a combination of other social, political, and environmental factors. New and senior scholars of archaeology and environmental science explore the timing and intensity of droughts...


Population, Climate Change, and Agriculture in the Late First Millennium C.E. Maya Lowlands (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 398374] Jeffrey Baker.

Over the last 20 years, a number of studies have provided evidence for a "drought" in the Maya Lowlands between the 8th and 10th centuries. Researchers have argued that a higher water table in the northern lowlands allowed agricultural practices to continue in the north, while sites in the south suffered from the drought. This paper will examine the relationship between population changes and climatic changes in the Maya Lowlands. The nature of the water table and the agricultural practices of...

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