Mud at the Bottom of a Mexican Lake Holds Secrets About the Maya Empire’s Demise

The ancient Maya faced severe drought, according to a mineral deposit.

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Aug 6, 2018 · 3 min read
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Photo: Marv Watson

By Lexi Krupp

A special lake lies in the heart of the Yucatán Peninsula, the tail end of Mexico that sticks up into the Gulf. It’s uniqueness? The loch is sealed with a clay bottom: the…

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